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Category Archives: Dental Health

Providing Oral Comfort

Nobody is sure how Maggie broke one of her upper canine teeth, but it looked pretty painful to her family at home and to me when she presented for examination. She needed help. In our last post we highlighted digital dental radiography and how it helps us provide optimal care for our patients. In this [...]

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Advancements in Medical Technology – Digital Dental Radiography

The diagnostic and therapeutic advances in veterinary medicine over the last 10 to 20 years have been amazing. For example, Dr. Gates never dreamed when he started the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic in 1981 that he’d be able to pull a foreign body out of a dog’s stomach with an endoscope. Dental radiography, specifically digital [...]

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A Look Back To 2013, The Interesting And The Rare

One of the reasons we like veterinary medicine is because no two days are the same. We see rare and interesting cases and presentations every day and we have to be on our toes all the time. Here are some of the more unusual cases from 2013, and for more, visit our Flickr Set. Dentigerous [...]

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Dental Health – Home Dental Care Plan

Some patients require ongoing, long-term home dental care to preserve the health and comfort of the mouth. What does this mean? Let’s talk…

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Lower Canine (304/404) Extraction – for DVMs

Extraction of a lower canine tooth is something that requires care and patience. In this post, we want to share an extraction technique that has helped us improved the quality of dental care that we provide for our patients in need. This post is written specifically to our DVM-friends. We weren’t taught this technique as students, and we’re not sure how many DVMs are familiar with it. Hopefully you will be able to incorporate this into your dental practice and have it give you confidence before taking on the dreaded lower canine extraction.

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Dental Health: Overcrowding of the mouth

Dog’s teeth are not proportional to the size of their bodies. One would expect a Chihuahua’s teeth (for example) to be quite small and a Mastiff’s teeth to be quite large. But this is not the case, and it has implications for the health of the mouth. Overcrowding in the mouth is not a healthy situation, but we can help!

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Dental Disease in Cats Diminishes Quality of Life

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” a wise man once said. While we can help with the cure, we’d rather take the side of prevention with you and your kitty.

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Lots of Interesting Cases @ CFVC

We see some neat and amazing cases at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic. Here’s a sampler.

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Dental Health: Brushing

Optimal dental health begins with good home care, and daily brushing is the best thing you can do for your pet-friend to prevent dental disease.

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Look Into Pet Insurance

You haven’t looked into pet insurance? Why not?! It’s easy to budget for the known, but what about the unknown? Have a plan in place to account for the unknown. Consider pet insurance!

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