Why Don’t the Teeth of Animals Decay Though They Never Brush Their Teeth? Dental disease is artificial, because of combination of vaccinations that weaken the dental structure and carbohydrate laden dry foods, neither of which the wild ancestors would meet.
We do well when we review who these dogs and cats in our households are, and feed them proper to their genetic expectations.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), decayingof teeth is a localized, post-eruptive pathological external process, involving hard tooth tissue and formation of cavities?
There is demineralization of teeth by acids produced in the oral environment, due to action of oral acidogenic bacteria on carbohydrates found in cooked food and drinks.
Animals are either herbivorous or carnivorous or both, and survive on uncooked, raw food, rich in fiber, which needs a lot of chewing to digest, thereby cleansing the teeth naturally.
It is like brushing teeth and massaging gums the natural way. But tooth decay is common in pets like dogs, which eat cooked food and junk food like biscuits etc. So now we know why don’t the teeth of animals decay.
Do wolves get cavities? Although wolves can and do get cavities, like we do, cavities are not usually much of a problem for wolves. They have much better eating habits!
Domestic dogs, that live much older (because people are taking care of them) get cavities. Sometimes veterinarians will fix a dog’s cavities just as a dentist does.
Content for this question contributed by Lata B Kelagar, resident of Bangalore, Karnataka, India