Stages 1 & 2
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Daily brushing - proper angulation
 
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Mini toothbrush (Virbac)
 
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C.E.T.® Enzymatic Toothpaste for Dogs and Cats
 
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Regular veterinary toothbrush (Virbac)
 
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Double sided toothbrush (Virbac)
 
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Eukanuba® Dental Defense System
 
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Hill's® t/d and oral care food
 
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Alpo® Chew-eez Beefhide treats
 
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Harpers H.M.P.™ Rawhide Dental Maintenance System Chews
 
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C.E.T. chews
 

Stages 3 & 4
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C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse
 
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C.E.T Oral Hygiene Gel twice daily with toothbrushing
 
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MaxiGuard® Oral Cleansing Gel
 

The rationale for therapy with ANTIROBE® Capsules/Aquadrops‚ in veterinary dentistry, is to improve patient response to oral hygiene visits and to help in the control of re-emergence of periodontal disease. ANTIROBE has excellent activity against the bacterial pathogens involved in periodontal disease, and it has the proper pharmacokinetic properties to assure adequate drug concentrations in the periodontal tissues. Recently published research papers document that the administration of ANTIROBE at the time of and following dental prophylaxis results in sustained benefits in terms of reduction in oral malodor and improvement in periodontal scores.1,2

Bacteria involved in periodontal disease, as well as other infectious disease processes, produce an exopolysaccharide known as the glycocalyx which aids in the adherence of bacteria to the tooth surfaces. The glycocalyx protects the bacteria by conferring resistance to surfactants, specific antibodies, phagocytes and certain antibiotics. Clindamycin, even at subinhibitory levels, has been shown decrease or prevent the production of glycocalyx. This may explain why ANTIROBE is so effective in the treatment of periodontal disease.3,4

Table of Contents
The Smile Book III
Canine Periodontal Disease - Diagnosis and Therapy
(2003)
Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Introduction
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Examination
Periodontal Therapy
Home Care
References

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