Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic
5285 Miller Trunk Highway
Hermantown, MN 55811

Open Monday - Thursday 8a - 5p

 Please call for an appointment  218-729-7959
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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs show signs of oral disease by age three. Oral disease can be a source of significant pain for our cats and dogs.  Annual examinations, dental cleanings, and brushing are recommended.  
Done regularly, dental cleanings can help avoid more serious dental problems.  
Our companions do not have effective methods of telling us "it hurts", or where it hurts.  In fact, dogs are pack animals which instinctively hide their pain for survival purposes. 

Radiographs help us get the full picture of dental health.  Feline and canine teeth have roots that are much longer than ours, as you can see in the picture on the right below.  The arrow indicates the gum line; the portion above the arrow is what we see with the naked eye, the other 2/3 can only be seen by radiograph.