Just like us, our pets need routine dental cleaning and care. Clean teeth are important to your pet’s health for many reasons. Tartar buildup can lead to gingivitis which is an inflammation of the gums. Over time the teeth begin to deteriorate, and eventually the root structure will also break down. Not only does this make it challenging for your pet to eat, but it can also be painful. The bacteria which builds up in the mouth begins to gain access to the bloodstream. When dental disease progresses to this state, internal organs such as the kidneys, liver and heart can become affected. In short, your pet’s dental health can affect the overall health of the entire body and its functions.