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As a pet owner, you're aware that maintaining your dog's dental health is just as important as any other aspect of their wellbeing. Our house call service specializes in providing comprehensive, fear-free dental evaluations right in the comfort of your home. While we don't perform dental procedures ourselves, we are committed to educating you about dental care and guiding you towards the best practices for your dog’s dental health. We also collaborate with partner practices for any advanced dental treatments your dog might need, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience for both you and your pet.

Here are some commonly asked questions about dog dental care: 

How many teeth do dogs have?

Adult dogs have 42 teeth, while puppies have 28 baby teeth. These teeth play a crucial role in a dog’s life, from eating to playing. We at Vet At Your Door can help you understand how to care for each of these teeth, ensuring your dog’s oral health is maintained from puppyhood through their senior years.

When do dogs begin to lose their baby teeth?

Puppies start losing their baby teeth around 12 to 16 weeks of age. By 4 to 6 months, most of their permanent teeth have erupted. Monitoring this transition is important to avoid any dental issues. Our team can advise you on how to care for your puppy’s teeth during this critical phase.

Can you tell how old a dog is by looking at their teeth?

While you can estimate a puppy’s age by their teeth, it becomes challenging with adult dogs. Dental health varies greatly based on diet, care, and chewing habits. Regular check-ups with us can help assess your dog’s dental health, providing insights into their overall wellbeing.

Can dogs regrow adult teeth if they lose them?

No, dogs can't regrow lost adult teeth. Therefore, preserving their dental health is crucial. We can help evaluate your dog’s oral health and guide you in protecting their teeth through proper care and nutrition.

Do dogs get cavities?

Cavities are rare in dogs, but they can occur. Preventative dental care is key. We can assist in identifying signs of cavities or other dental issues and advise on the best course of action, including referrals to our partner practices if needed.

Do small or large dogs have more problems with their teeth?

Both small and large dogs can experience dental issues. Small dogs are prone to plaque and tartar build-up, while larger dogs may suffer from tooth fractures. Regular dental check-ups with us can help in early detection and management of these issues.

How can I tell if my dog has gum disease?

Signs of gum disease include bad breath, discolored teeth, swollen gums, and bleeding. We can help you recognize these symptoms and provide guidance on maintaining healthy gums for your dog.

What’s that really big tooth in the middle of my dog’s upper jaw?

The large tooth is the upper fourth premolar, also known as the carnassial tooth. It's essential for chewing and tearing. Understanding the function of different teeth helps in providing targeted care, which we can assist with during our visits.

Can dogs get mouth cancer?

Yes, dogs can get oral tumors. Early detection is crucial. We can help identify early signs during our dental check-ups and facilitate further treatment if necessary.

What if I can’t brush my dog’s teeth?

Many owners struggle with brushing their dog’s teeth. We can recommend alternative dental care methods and products during our visits to ensure your dog’s dental health is maintained.

Taking care of your dog's dental health is a key aspect of their overall well-being. At Vet At Your Door, we're dedicated to helping you navigate this crucial part of pet care. From understanding the basics of dental hygiene to identifying potential issues early, we're here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Remember, prevention is better than cure, and regular check-ups with us can save your dog from unnecessary discomfort and health issues. If you have any concerns or questions about your dog's dental health, don't hesitate to reach out to us through our online form, at (207) 536-8387 or email us at We're here to help you ensure that your furry friend keeps smiling healthily for years to come.

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