GINGISHIELD® FOR YOUR PET OR COMPANION ANIMAL
Is Your Pet At Risk For Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) caused by the bacteria in plaque is a leading contributor to bad breath, tooth loss, bone loss, heart disease, and liver disease in dogs and cats.
Unfortunately, most of us aren't aware our pet may be suffering, as it's in their nature to hide pain. This can allow gum disease to go untreated resulting in further pain, discomfort, and even shortened lifespan.
Look for the signs:
Red or bleeding gums
Head shyness (not wanting head touched)
Trouble picking up food
Chewing on one side
Because these symptoms usually signal already advanced gum disease, it's best to have your pet examined regularly by a professional even when there are no symptoms at all, and ask about gum health.
GingiShield® Can Help Protect Your Pet!
GingiShield is a clear, long-lasting antibacterial sealant applied to your pet's teeth by a veterinary professional during routine cleaning. The sealant neutralizes bacteria and inhibits plaque formation on teeth and along the gum line, helping to reduce the risk of periodontal disease.
Based on the FDA-approved DenteShield® sealant for human use, GingiShield® Antibacterial Enamel Sealant is the only long-lasting dental sealant with SELDOX® antibacterial protection available for veterinary use.
GingiShield® is a clear, light-cured resin sealant applied by a veterinary professional at the time of cleaning and can last up to two years.
Ask your veterinary professional about GingiShield® Antibacterial Enamel Sealant - and take this information page with you on your next vet visit! Or, contact us and we'll speak with your vet about offering GingiShield® for your pet.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is GingiShield™ Enamel Sealant with Antibacterial SELDOX?
GingiShield is a thin, clear sealant applied by veterinary and veterinary dental professionals to tooth surfaces and cured using a special light. GingiShield helps to protect teeth from harmful bacteria and the formation of plaque, which in turn helps to prevent periodontal disease (gum disease).
Is GingiShield™ safe for my pet?
Yes. GingiShield is the same produt used by dentists and cleared by the FDA to seal and protect children's teeth, but formulated for veterinary use. GingiShield is non-toxic and is safe for dogs and cats of all sizes.
How is GingiShield™ different from other tooth sealants?
GingiShield is the only sealant with patented SELDOX antibacterial protection - safely killing bacteria and inhibiting plaque formation.
Can I apply GingiShield™ at home?
No, GingiShield requires specialized training and equipment and may only be applied by veterinary professionals. GingiShield is applied during your pet's dental cleaning.
What if my vet does not offer GingiShield™?
GingiShield is new to the veterinary market and your vet may not currently be setup to provide this treatment.
If my pet has GingiShield™ is it still necessary to brush their teeth?
Yes. GingiShield is preventive sealant designed to help defend against bacteria on treated, at risk teeth, but is not a replacement for brushing or other oral care. For the best defense against periodontal disease it is important to continue brushing, feeding a healthy diet, and visiting your veterinary professional.
My kids got dental sealants years ago. Why haven't I heard about dental sealants for my dog/cat before?
GingiShield™ is the first FDA-cleared antimicrobial light-cured dental sealant specifically for veterinary patients.