An Important Part of Hygiene and Grooming
This breed is very prone to early tooth decay, much more so than many others. They are vulnerable to the effects of plague and tarter buildup. Infections easily set in.
Because of this, proper dental care is extremely important. Decay can lead to very serious dental problems:
Bacterial may build up and enter into the bloodstream
There may be tooth loss, leading to eating problems; this leading to nutrient deprivation
Tooth decay can cause great pain for the Yorkie, which is avoidable if regular dental care is provided....both at home and with the veterinarian