Certainly, the incidence and severity of periodontal disease and other oral problems increase with age, but young patients may also suffer from a number of dental and oral maladies. Often, early recognition and treatment of these problems can prevent more serious complications in later life. This article covers some of the more common dental concerns in dogs and cats during their first year of life. It is the intent of this article to teach the reader to recognize these conditions and their significance to the patient and to understand that treatment is indicated and available.
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