If you’re like most dog owners, you probably consider your pup to be a part of the family. As such, you’ll want to make sure they live the good life. But while you probably feed them high-quality food, make sure they get enough exercise, and ensure their environment is clean and safe, there might be an aspect of their personal health you’ve gotten about: their dental care. For many owners, doggy dental care may seem like a bit of an afterthought. But if you don’t properly take care of your dog’s teeth and gums, you may actually end up having a veterinary emergency on your hands. Poor oral health (in both dogs and humans!) can result in a host of other serious problems. To show you why pet dental care is so important, we’re answering some FAQs that emergency vets are often asked.