Test if your pet suffers from dental disease

What is periodontal disease?

  • Periodontal disease includes any infection or inflammation of the supporting structures of the teeth, ranging from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis.1,2
  • It is progressive and the most common disease in dogs and cats.1,3
  • By 2 years of age, nearly 90% of dogs and cats already have periodontal disease.2
  • If left untreated, periodontal disease will progress to local infections and can even cause diseases elsewhere in the body.1,2,4
  • Treatment of periodental diseases is necessary but prevention is key.1,4
Dentihex - Periodontal disease

The main symptoms are…

Dentihex - Plaque


Is bacterial and food residues gathering on the surface of the tooth.

Dentihex - Tartar


Is a hard brown-gray sediment on the surface of the teeth. Tartar can encourage the growth of harmful microorganisms.

Dentihex - Gingivitis


Is the result of the accumulation of bacterial plaque.
As tartar increases, bacteria multiply and cause localised inflammation.

Dentihex - Dental pain

Dental Pain

Is caused by the inflammation that develops because of the growth of harmful microorganisms that lead to infection.

Dentihex - Halitosis


Is the bad smell of your pet´s breath, it comes from the infection that plaque accumulation produces.

Does my pet suffer from periodontal disease?

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1. Gorrel C (2004): Chapter 9 – Periodontal disease. Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner 2004, 87-110.
2. B. Niemiec et al. World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Dental Guidelines (2020), Journal of Small Animal Practice, Vol 61.
3. Niemiec BA (2008): Topical review – Periodontal Therapy. Topics in companion animal medicine 2008, Volume 23, Issue 2; 81-90.
4. Jan Bellows et al. (2019) AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2019.55:49-69.