Benefits of Healthy Gums and Teeth for your Dog
Dog Owners treat animals better than humans. Therefore our dogs should look good, feel good, and SMELL good! Healthy gums and teeth are critical for long-term health. If overlooked unhealthy gums and teeth can lead to bad breath, plaque and tartar buildup, and periodontal disease. Here are some common benefits to healthy gums and teeth for your dog.
- Remove tartar and plaque buildup - Brushing your dog's teeth regularly removes tartar and plaque. Although tartar starts in the mouth, if not removed it can then transplant to other parts of the body where it can build up and cause blockages that affect other organs and joints. Brushing regularly can also prevent heart disease, arthritis, and multiple other complications.
- Prevent periodontal disease - 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 years have some sort of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is one of the most prominent diseases to affect dogs. Brushing your dog's teeth stimulates the gum and cleans the tooth in the same way that brushing your own teeth does. Regular toothbrushing is the best possible way to ensure that your dog has a mouth full of healthy teeth well into the adult years.
- Dental problem can effect other organs - Toxins from periodontal and other oral diseases are absorbed into your dog's bloodstream, and can damage the heart, kidneys, and liver which filter the blood. Regular brushing is crucial to prevent bacteria in your dog's mouth from infecting and fatally damaging the internal organs.
- Healthy teeth means better breath - We love our animals, good or bad breath. BUT....who would not want their dog to have fresh breath? Your friends will thank you too!
Ozone (O3) was first introduced to the dental field in Switzerland in the 1900s. Oxygen/ozone (O3) comes in 3 forms, as a gas, in organic vegetable oil form or as ozonated water that effectively kills all bacteria, viruses and fungi living in the mouth. It also stimulates our own immune systems to help with healing!
Professor of dentistry Edward Lynch of the University of Warwick in the UK is part of the vanguard of researchers investigating the powerful effects of ozone as a painless treatment for tooth decay. Exposing a decaying tooth lesion to ozone gas for 10-20 seconds creates what he called a “sort of ozone ‘hurricane’ based on a low ozone concentration” that kills all microbes.
Within an hour, he and his colleagues discovered, the area of the tooth exposed to ozone could be remineralized—hardened—by the calcium phosphate in saliva, which makes it resistant to bacteria in the future.
In one study, 89 people who each had decay in two teeth received ozone treatment in one tooth, while the other tooth served as the ‘control.’ With ozone treatment, 98 percent of tooth decay lesions hardened at 12 months, compared with 1 percent in the control teeth (which received regular air treatment plus a remineralizing toothpaste). After 21 months, 100 percent of lesions became hard with ozone treatment, compared to 8 percent of lesions becoming hard, 80 percent remaining leathery, and 12 percent becoming soft and decaying further in the control group.
We are excited to have our K9 Revive Tooth and Gum Support available for out dogs to promote long-term health. Priced at $29.95 per 1 ounce container. Ozone is good enough for the humans, then it is certainly good enough for our Dogs!
Continued Health DOGS!!!