Puppies have 28 teeth and adult dogs 42 teeth. Periodontitis becomes more prevalent with increasing age and therefore it is essential to begin brushing your dog’s teeth while it is still a puppy. Brushing keeps the gums healthy.
Kittens have 26 teeth and adult cats have 30 teeth. Cats have no grinding teeth – only cutting teeth. They are true carnivores and live on a mainly meat diet. Tooth resorption is commonly seen in cats, with prevalence increasing with age.
Rabbits are herbivores which spend 99% of their time in the wild, foraging and eating grass. Their teeth erupt continuously (up to 2 mm per week) but are worn at the same rate when eating grass. Hay can be fed but fresh grass is better.
Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, rats and hamsters are rodents but their tooth types differ: Guinea pigs and Chinchillas has continuously erupting incisors and cheek teeth. Rats and hamsters have continuously erupting incisors but short crowned, long-rooted cheek teeth.
We have state-of-the-art (DR and CR) dental X-Ray facilities. We use air-driven dental units and Piezoelectric scalers, one of which has LED illumination. Our patients are hospitalized so that they can be closely monitored.