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    Charliesmom is offline Member
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    DefaultTeeth

    Hi,
    Charlie is 18 mos. old now and I was looking at his bottom front teeth. They're jagged and look like they've been broken but other people say no, that's how they look on a dog. He is a rough dog in the sense that he loves to carry large sticks/small logs in his mouth. He did go through a phase when he was much younger when his favourite chew toy was anything metal. I wish I could draw them for you. They're not square/90 degree angles at the top two corners of each bottom front tooth. Nothing I can do about it now, but I'm wondering.

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    DefaultRe: Teeth

    Can you post a picture? You might get more responses if people can see what you're talking about.

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    DefaultRe: Teeth

    If you mean the teeth between the lower canines, yes the jagged look is normal. both my dogs have the same thing.

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    DefaultRe: Teeth

    That's exactly what I mean. The small teeth in between the bottom caninines. Thanks!!

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    DefaultRe: Teeth

    Sounds like you are describing the "cusps" on either side of the incisor- they basically help to tell the age of a young dog, up to a certain point.

    Look at the photos here: http://www.dentalvet.com/patients/or...thodontics.htm
    You will see the cusps that are present on a puppy/young dog in most of the photos.

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