Dental disease signs
Common signs of dental disease include bad breath—no, doggy breath is not normal!— and tartar accumulation. Tartar is a combination of food, saliva, and bacteria that attach to the tooth surface. Once tartar forms, it can’t be brushed away, and a professional dental cleaning is required for removal. Left untreated, bacteria-laden tartar accumulation leads to infection of the gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues.