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Dental Cool: Periodontal Disease and Man's Best Friend

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From the Facebook page of OraStrip comes the announcement of OraStrip QuickCheck Canine, the first detection and monitoring device for periodontal disease in dogs.

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, up to 85% of dogs develop periodontal disease by age 3. In fact, according to former American Veterinary Medical Association President Dr. James Cook, "Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets".  Although periodontal disease can occur rapidly at any age, risk factors for developing the disease in dogs can include increasing age, small breed size and neutering.

Designed for use with or without sedation, OraStrip QuickCheck Canine is a quick, point-of-care device to detect the presence and severity of periodontal infection in dogs. It provides easy detection of what is present below the gum line that may be undetected or underestimated during a visual clinical exam.

In the majority of patient cases, veterinarians have traditionally relied on a visual clinical exam ("flip the lip") to diagnose periodontal disease and determine the appropriate treatment plan. But recent studies show that using OraStrip QuickCheck Canine in conjunction with visual clinical exams can yield a better diagnosis. OraStrip provides easy detection of what is present below the gum line that can go undetected or underestimated with a visual exam alone.

Here's a product demo video.

Think you can find cooler? If so, send me any ?worthy? Facebook (or Twitter) posting links you find from the current week that is in dental and if it?s deemed ?Dental Cool? your post will be the next blog. Only rules are to keep it ?Dental Cool,? meaning related to dental and, well, cool!

-Jason Schwartz

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