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Bacteria — an invisible threat Oral bacteria can be a real problem when it comes to your pet’s dental health. Plaque — a colorless film — contains potentially harmful bacteria, that left unchecked, can build up and create infection in your pet’s gums and impact vital organs. Preventative oral care reduces plaque and bacteria buildup to reduce gingivitis and can promote better overall health.
Signs of oral disease:
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✓ Bad breath ✓ Yellow-brown crust on teeth ✓ Bleeding gums ✓ Change in chewing or eating habits ✓ Tooth loss healthy g,
✓ Abnormal drooling
A healthy mouth is a healthy body, and you can help your pet maintain positive oral health through the power of daily brushing, regular dental checkups and the right nutrition, such as Hill’s® Prescription Diet® t/d® Dental Health pet food, which works like a toothbrush to clean teeth and fight bacteria. Ask us how you can help ensure your pet receives the best oral care possible every day.
Oral health for overall health EVIDENCE OF BACTERIA
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✓ Daily brushing is the foundation of oral care. By brushing your pet’s teeth daily, you can make a big impact in your pet’s oral health. ✓ Plaque should be removed from your pet’s teeth every day, before it mineralizes into tartar. Brushing your pet’s teeth properly each day will remove plaque buildup. eckups ch
✓ Plaque builds up on a pet’s teeth ✓ Bacteria in the plaque irritates the pet’s gums ✓ The irritated gums bleed, allowing bacteria from the plaque to enter the bloodstream
Fortunately, with the right care and professional expertise, the risk of oral disease can be reduced. Talk to your veterinarian for more information.
✓ Ask us about scheduling a dental exam for your pet today to maintain your pet’s optimal health. ht nutr ig
✓ Bacteria in the bloodstream travel throughout the body, and can negatively impact vital organs, such as the heart and kidneys
✓ For pets that form tartar quickly or those with a history of oral problems, more frequent exams and regular professional cleanings may be advised.
Emerging science suggests a strong link between good oral health and heart and kidney health.
✓ Just as people should have regular checkups by their dentists, pets need annual checkups, too, not just general dental care.
In addition to brushing and regular dental checkups, good oral health may also require a pet food specially formulated to clean teeth, such as Hill’s® Prescription Diet® t/d® Dental Health pet food. t/d Dental Health works like a toothbrush, so daily dental care can be as easy as feeding.
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Results you can see
✓ PROMOTES oral health for overall health. ✓ WORKS LIKE A TOOTHBRUSH to protect against gingivitis and fight bacteria in your pet’s mouth. ✓ Is the ONLY PET FOOD clinically proven to reduce gingivitis and accumulation of both plaque and tartar. ✓ Contains a HIGH LEVEL OF CLINICALLY PROVEN ANTIOXIDANTS to help promote a healthy immune system.
When it comes to oral health, the difference between Hill’s® Prescription Diet® t/d® Dental Health pet food and regular dry pet food is clear. Prescription Diet t/d Dental Health is the easy and effective way to maintain your pet’s oral health between dental cleanings. EVIDENCE OF BACTERIA
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DAY 26 *Dental Cleaning
Evidence of bacteria
How t/d works:
Using fiber matrix technology, t/d has a large kibble size that targets the pet’s entire tooth
These images illustrate the evidence of bacteria found on a pet’s teeth. Prescription Diet t/d is clinically proven to remove significantly more plaque and bacteria than regular dry food. The kibble engulfs the tooth when the pet bites down on it, rather than crumbling on impact like ordinary dry foods
Fibers in the kibble scrub the entire tooth surface to remove harmful bacterialaden plaque as the pet chews
Ask us about the benefits of feeding t/d today.
t/d Dental Health works like a toothbrush to fight plaque and bacteria and reduce gingivitis. Ask us how today. * Dental cleaning Images based on Qualitative Light-Induced Fluorescence imagery.
Your pet’s dental report card Pet’s name Dental exam on
No apparent dental problems Red, swollen gums (gingivitis) Loose teeth (periodontal disease) Bleeding gums (periodontal disease) Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL) Broken teeth Missing teeth Plaque
Tartar Bad breath
Grade of periodontal disease Grade 1
Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 severe
Treatment recommendations In Clinic Complete dental cleaning Dental radiographs Other Home Care Daily brushing Hill’s® Prescription Diet® t/d® Dental Health pet food Other Daily Feeding Amount
Pet’s body weight (lbs) Number of cups per day
Examined by Follow-up appointment
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