Enamel Hypoplasia or Damage in dogs

Some dogs will have damage to the enamel covering of their teeth. This may be developmental, or may be associated with disease, such as distemper or other diseases that cause fevers when a pup’s teeth are still growing. The teeth will show areas of discoloration, often in a band.

The enamel covering the tooth may also be damaged from chewing on metal fences or crate wires and even from chewing on abrasive material, such as tennis ball coverings, over the long term.

Treatment: Normally, some enamel loss is not a problem. If your dog is experiencing problems due to the enamel loss, it can be restored with new ceramics.