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We all make New Year's Resolutions, but do we make resolutions for our beloved pets?  If not, it's time to consider doing so. Here are a few resolutions to live by that will help your pet be happier and live longer: Have your dog and cat's...

Dr. Greenfield and his practice were recently featured on MemphisDailyNew.com. We are humbled to share this with you and you can read the full article by clicking here. Veterinarian Dr. Barden Greenfield Finds Calling as Pet Dentist By Don Wade Dr. Barden Greenfield was rolling along with his...

Dental examinations including sedation, cleaning, polishing, probing, and dental radiography are recommended annually. Removal of supra gingival (visible) calculus is only a minor aspect of the procedure. Removal of subgingival plaque and calculus is actually more important, as this is where the disease process originates....

I recommend dental radiographs on every annual ATP (Assessment, Treatment, Prevention) I perform.  Regardless if the visible crown looks good, there could be problems lurking below the gumline.  Studies show that almost 3 in 10 dogs and 4 in 10 cats have problems under the...

For those of you that did not read my latest constant contact blog, I posed two questions regarding the usage of both Chlorhexdine 0.12% rinse/gel and Doxirobe 7.5% gel.     What Is Chlorhexidine Rinse/Gel? Chlorhexidine rinse or gel is an excellent antiseptic agent that is used routinely in...

First things first: When you see an oral mass in the mouth of a dog or cat, biopsy it as soon as possible. Get a representative biopsy of the mass without interrupting the architecture around the mass. Smaller masses may be able to be removed...

A study of discolored teeth in dogs showed that 92% of those teeth were non-vital (dead).  These teeth studied had been entirely discolored in shades of pink, purple, grey or tan.  This study evaluated the discolored tooth via dental radiography as well as evaluating the...

The world is experiencing a crisis with regard to the overuse of antibiotics, and veterinarians are among those using them unwisely. We tend to use them without judicious consideration of the consequences. We are now 'paying the piper' with regard to antibiotic resistance in humans,...

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    Your Pet Dentist of Nashville
    147 Thompson Lane
    Nashville, TN 37211