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Dental Health Guide
Do You Treat Your Pet Better Than Yourself?

My dental assistant tuned me into the Pet Channel on cable TV. She was as astonished as I was about the care that is afforded our pets. What especially intrigued her was the amount of information on pet dental health. They cover simple brushing of your petís teeth to serious illnesses and diseases. The information we provide for our patients isnít as clear and concise as what these pet programs inform pet lovers about. Here is an excerpt:

How do bad teeth affect the rest of the body?
Infected gums and teeth aren't just a problem in the mouth -- the heart, kidneys, intestinal tract, and joints may also be infected. The tartar and any infected areas of the mouth contain a multitude of bacteria than can 'seed' to other parts of the body. With regular dental care, you can prevent some of these more serious side effects.

As a dentist Iím well aware of these serious problems but the public isnít as informed as the pet owner. Whatís missing? Billions of dollars are spent annually on our pets. And there is little or no insurance. Where are your priorities? Why donít you schedule a dental check up for Rover and also yourself? Preventive care will insure a healthier and better life for you both.

Dr. Richard Glick
1090 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
40 Curson St
West Warwick, RI 02893

Dr. Richard Glick is a graduate of Georgetown Dental School with a specialty degree in Periodontics Ė treatment of gum disease from New York University. He has practiced in Rhode Island for 30 years. His office is unique in providing treatment in one office by Specialists in all phases of dental care including cosmetics and family dentistry.

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