Horsemanship Dentistry

One of the most common fears in people, is the fear of the dentist. We’ve all sat in that chair and grimaced at the high pitched sound of the drill, sat with our mouths forced uncomfortably open while the they work. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was another way? A less anxiety inducing, gentler and less dramatic way? Luckily for your horse…there is another way! Horsemanship...
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We Love Mules!

Sweet Polly enjoys her dental with Dr. Debra! Yes, she is relaxed and No, she is not sedated. Once she realized that her mouth felt better as she was being worked on she just dropped her head and let Dr. Debra float her teeth. Interested in stress-free dentistry? Give us a call at...
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If Your Horse Could Talk..

Would He Tell You He is in Pain? If You Answer YES to Any of These Questions, Your Horse May Be Suffering From a Toothache… Is your horse irritable or evading the bit? Have you found evidence of quidding (wads of hay on the ground)? Has he lost weight recently? Problems collecting him? Lugging in or out? Dunking his hay in water? If so, your horse may be in pain from a toothache! Contact Us...
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Do Equine Dentals Need to be Complex?

How often in the equine world do you hear that LESS is MORE? But what about when it comes to Equine Dentistry? In this recent article on Equine Dentistry from The Horse it talks about how the horse’s mouth is a “complex functioning unit“. This is true but it does not mean that a horse’s dental care needs to be complex. Keeping the mouth functioning well is extremely...
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Another Dental Myth, BUSTED!

Have you ever thought since your horse was maintaining weight that they could forego their regular (every 3-12 months) dental exam?     What if we told you that isn’t true? If you wait until your horse has starts losing weight due to dental problems, there is likely a BIG problem that could have been avoided with timely exams.              ...
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Today is National Tooth Fairy Day!

  Did you know that horse’s lose their baby teeth just like we do?? Horse’s teeth begin to erupt in the days after birth. By 1 year of age, a horse has all of its deciduous (temporary) teeth. Between the ages of 2.5 and 5 years, these 24 deciduous teeth will fall out and be replaced with permanent teeth!! With all of this rapid change happening in your horse’s mouth, it is...
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