Sensitive teeth in dogs

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Avatar f tn It's a myth I believe, that hard crunchy kibble is good for dogs' because it keeps their teeth clean. It will rub against teeth a bit but it also will stick here and there, just as it sticks on our teeth when we eat something crunchy. And it doesn't really remove plaque properly anyway. When you think that there are so many brands of dry dog food out there which are not really great for their general health (look at the ingredients!) then a home cooked healthy diet has to be better.
1985196 tn?1402190098 The best thing you can do is take him to the Vet for a thorough oral exam before some infection develops. These teeth may certainly be sensitive or painful and he may need a good cleaning and possible extractions. Bad teeth and poor gum health can affect the whole body and the dog's nutrition.
Avatar f tn Avoid all tooth pastes that contain silica or hydrated silica (strong abrasive, wears down dentin along the gum line which is the major cause for pain in sensitive teeth). You also have to work from the inside out, making sure to eat at least 50 % of your diet as organically grown RAW vegetables, favoring all leafy dark greens. Ubiquinol (the natural form of CoQ10) is also very important for gums as well as heart health.
Avatar f tn For years, I have suffered from sensitive teeth. The pain from cold objects literally drive me mad. One bad habit that I know is causing the sensitivity is my avid consumption of acidic drinks, which I am trying to give up. I have sought the services of a periodontist, who said that I have the beginning stages of periodontal disease.
Avatar f tn I noticed that my gums are a but sensitive. my gums are a lil bit peeled in one spot its just a tiny dot as if I scraped or brushed too hard. Any suggestions? What can I do to strengthen my teeth & gums?
372328 tn?1214776427 It might just be tarter build up. They may not have gotten him used to brushing his teeth. You can try to take a wet washcloth and clean his teeth. I'd mention it to the vet next time you bring him in. As far as I know, vet's don't fill caveties. They just pull the teeth. Dogs and cats can do quite well without some of their teeth. I had to have my dog's tooth pulled in the front because it was abcessed. You wouldn't know it the way he eats! He's a piggy!
Avatar f tn Hello I am new to the forum and had a question i am 28weeks pregnant and I have been having horribly sensitive teeth this past week were i cant even sleep at night they hurt so much. is there anything i can do to help the pain? i use sensitive tooth paste but it hasnt seemed to work much.
Avatar n tn The other suggestion I can make is your dog may have sensitive teeth. So, you might try getting the dogs teeth checked. Last but finally my husband always talks about how smart dogs are, and how they know what good food is too. My dog won't touch certain dry food. So, my husband reads the description of the dog food, and I know it sounds funny but if it doesn't sound good we don't get it. Beneful, And Purina small bites are the ones we finds she eats the easiest.
Avatar m tn I don't know if Rain has a digestive disorder or not, but he's not getting a biologically appropriate diet. The diet that you are describing has no calcium in it to speak of, and that is a huge problem. Dogs need high levels of calcium. Also, I second ginger899 in questioning how your dog has been able to become overweight on the amount of food you describe. That's not very much food. As for the teeth, most pet dogs' teeth require cleaning by a veterinarian every so often.
Avatar n tn If not, I think you need to go back to the vet, and see what they suggest for his sensitive teeth. It does sound like the cleaning may have irritated the nerves in his teeth a bit. But it is common for dogs who have had anaesthetic (even good eaters) to be picky with their food afterwards.
Avatar f tn Generally this drug is very safe and side effects are minimal if any and as long as the drug levels are normal and monitored via blood tests then the drug is safe long term. Rarely though we do see dogs who are sensitive. I would recommend you ask your vet if her serum levels should be checked and assuming they are normal then other drugs may have to be used.
1500294 tn?1290272209 Yes dogs can and often do -get gum disease. It does usually affect older dogs though. But it could be that you are brushing too hard? I don't know.
Avatar f tn as for sleeping under the covers - I would not be too concerned with that. We put our dogs in their beds at night and then cover them all up with their own blanket and they love it. If dogs get cold at night they are going to find the warmest spot.
Avatar f tn My dog has a very sensitive stomach. I'm really not sure what I can do except take her over to eat grass. If I'm not home she'll eat whatever she can find... ex- wood posting on the house, leaves, her shedding hair - anything. She also has this strange thing she does when she is eatting her food - she touches the tip on the bowl with her nose and then touches it on the ground - over and over again until she feels she done it enough & then she'll eat.
Avatar f tn My teeth werent ever more sensitive but my wisdom teeth did come in since ive been pregnant. it was horrible i was in so much pain.
Avatar n tn I have severe sensitive teeth - my teeth look fantastic under x ray but the outside of the teeth under the gums burns and stings all the time and sometimes electric shocks if I eat sugar or drink tea - I can't talk or eat properly - opening my mouth and air causes pain.
1360237 tn?1351816181 Water is the best drink in the world really. I don't think I prefer any other drink (but like mine sparkling!) Dogs are happy with water. Don't use milk. They don't need juices, and never ever should have any sodas as they mostly contain caffeine, and can contain artificial sweeteners which can be dangerous for dogs. There are different schools of thought when it comes to raw meat. I feel it is natural, but you have to be very careful about what KINDS of raw meat.
Avatar f tn My teeth have become increasingly more sensitive. I'm 30 weeks. Has that happened to anyone else?
Avatar f tn Hi ladies I have a question had anyone of you have sensitive teeth? I am 28w4d today this last week i have had very very sensitive teeth. and alot of the time i cant sleep they hurt so much.i wake up about 10 times threw the night and its just to painful to sleep. i brush and floss daily adn everything amd i use the sensitive tooth paste. if anyone has this happeneding any idea why or how did u deal with it Thank you ladies.
Avatar f tn I'm 30 weeks and have noticed my teeth becoming increasingly more sensitive. Anyone else have this happen? Does it go away after birth?
Avatar m tn An infection in the oral cavity can spread through the body and cause all kinds of problems. There are 3 things that I have used that you might want to try before you go to the vet (not in place of the vet). The 1st is liquid chlorophyll. You can rub in on the dogs teeth and gums four or 5 times a day. You don't rinse it out and it won't stain the teeth. Chlorophyll is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant. It also promotes healing of infected tissue.
Avatar f tn She has lost weight and her stool is soft, with bright red blood and smells very bad. She also has bad breath and I noticed her teeth in the very back of her mouth have tartar. I made an appointment with the vet for tomorrow morning, but I'm worried and would like to know what could be wrong with her and what I should expect tomorrow.
Avatar n tn Hello , im 20 years old and me and my husband are 15 weeks pregnant with our first baby and I was wondering if any of you ever had really sensitive teeth with your pregnancies? I've been bruching twice a day and using mouth wash once a day and flossing onece a day but just this week and especially since yesterday my bottom teeth have been so sensitive and they hurt even if I breathe through my mouth, drink water with no ice or anything too hot or cold. Is this normal?
Avatar f tn My teeth are very sensitive now and gums too. My mother and grandmother said to drink a lot of milk to get a lot of calcium because the baby ***** that right out of you along with everything else haha. My grandma even lost two back teeth because of being pregnant._.
Avatar n tn As Tom said, loose teeth in dogs means bone loss, hence the recommendation from both your GP and the Dentist that the teeth be removed. I agree. A dental x-ray will confirm. Once removed then you do your best in future years to keep remaining teeth healthy. regular exams, cleanings and home care etc. Most dogs do extremely well after a few extractions. Attempts to save teeth where there is bone loss will prove expensive and not end with good results in a general setting.