Healthy teeth and gums resist periodontal disease because they are colonized with beneficial bacteria. When teeth become unclean and tartar builds up, the good bacteria are replaced by bad bacteria which produce hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and endotoxins. These toxic by-products cause gum disease, tooth aches, bad breath and eventual tooth loss. Frequent brushing and utilization of dental chew devices
is helpful. Equally important is keeping your pet on a high quality nutritional plan. Supplementation with Co-enzyme Q10 also benefits teeth and gums.