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Hand scaling your pet's teeth, a practice commonly known as "at-home dental care" for pets, can be detrimental to both your pet's oral health and your own well-being. While it may seem like a cost-effective and convenient way to maintain your pet's dental hygiene, there...

Dr. Briggs and I see a lot of cats that have generalized gingivitis, gingivostomatitis, and/or tooth resorption.  In each of these cases, the treatment plan is to remove the affected teeth. With the first two disease processes, surgical extraction of all teeth (or sometimes behind...

  It’s that time of year again, can you believe it? Time to talk about the holidays, end of year celebrations, and of course of all the delicious feasts we get to enjoy between now and January. Thanksgiving brings families and friends together for some of...

I played tug of war with my dog for years and years, until I started my dental residency. Then, I learned that tug of war is bad for my dog, specifically their canine teeth. Now, I preach to veterinary practitioners the need to stress avoidance...

Oral tumors compose approximately 5-8% of all tumors in the dog and cat. That's a considerable number and the most difficult aspect of this large percentage is that most people do not spend time looking in their pet's mouth, so these masses grow unnoticed.   Understanding Oral...

The world is full of so many myths and misconceptions and Dr. Google has made life even more complex.  Give someone a platform with little evidence-based medical training and things can go sideways rather quickly.   Unfortunately, many veterinarians are ill trained regarding how to address...

Puppies. We ALL love them, even when they have moments of being crazy little terrors! Right!? The joy that puppies can bring us seems to be unmatched at times. This is typically up until that moment they begin to get overly playful and those “shark teeth”...

A recent study indicated that approximately 20-27% dogs have tooth fractures of some form.   Some just nick the enamel (enamel fracture)  and are mostly benign, other than causing localized trauma to the lip or tongue as it moves across the tooth.  More sinister are tooth...

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    Nashville, TN 37211