Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:
•broken or loose teeth
•teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
•abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
•reduced appetite or refusal to eat
•pain in or around the mouth
•bleeding from the mouth
•swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.
To learn more, go to: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Pet-Dental-Care.aspx