Dental diseases spread among cats as they are also in humans, and dental caries is the most common disease of dental diseases, but this is not the case in cats, as the most common disease in cats is
Deposition of tartar on the teeth, which causes
Irritation and inflammation of the gums around the base of the teeth
It causes exposure of the roots of the teeth, and this leads to infection and inflammation, pain, abstinence from food, drooling and finally tooth loss.
How is tartar deposited on the teeth, and what to do when it is deposited?
A layer of plaque forms on the teeth, and it is a gluey substance that forms on the teeth within a few hours after eating meals. Within 24 hours, the plaque layer begins to harden and appears in the form of dental calculus.
Tooth tartar causes harm in two ways
First, it helps in the growth and multiplication of bacteria in the mouth, as there is scientific evidence that the bacteria present in dental tartar reach the blood and infect various internal organs, and this may cause heart and kidney diseases.
Secondly, tartar is deposited on the edge of the gums, increases, and pushes the gums away from the roots of the teeth, so the teeth become loose and eventually fall out.