Can you give someone else gum disease?

Can you give someone else gum disease?

I’m sure you’re all wondering– Can it be spread by kissing or sharing saliva? To invalidate the rumors, gum disease is not contagious. You can not acquire the disease by sharing a drink or food with someone who unknowingly has gum disease.

Is periodontal disease lethal to dogs?

The sad fact is that dental disease—the most common ailment seen in dogs—can be fatal for canines. The disease can turn deadly the bacteria that causes decay ends up in the bloodstream, infecting the heart, kidneys, and other organs.

Can you get gum disease from using someone else’s toothbrush?

Sharing eating utensils, toothbrushes, or anything else that has been in someone else’s mouth can expose you to their saliva. If they have an excess of bacteria in their mouth, as with gingivitis or gum disease, you may be more likely to be exposed to that bacteria.

What to do if your dog has gum disease?

Cleaning your dogs teeth as shown in the picture is a fruitless exercise when gum disease in dogs has gone as far as it has in this dogs case. The simple act of diet change that includes raw bones – easily digested by dogs – will natuarlly clean up the gums and teeth within weeks and stop gum disease progressing further.

Why are dogs at higher risk for gum disease?

We know that too much sugar isn’t good for our teeth and the same goes for dogs. Dogs who are given snacks or human food high in sugar will be at higher risk of gum disease. Studies have shown that dogs with a poor diet, lacking vitamins and minerals, had a higher rate of gum disease.

Why does my dog have gingivitis under the gum line?

Commercial canned food and grain based kibble do not clean teeth. Sludge from the food sticks to the enamel, causing bacterial growth and tartar. Over time gingivitis pockets form under the gum line, eventually leading to periodontal disease.

How can you tell if your dog has periodontal disease?

Since dogs are masters of hiding their pain, they may appear normal in themselves even with painful teeth. Here are the signs to watch out for: As periodontal disease in dogs develops, the tartar and bacteria build up under the gums causing spaces under the teeth. When this happens the problem is irreversible.