equine dentistry

How Natural Balance Dentistry Can Improve Whole Horse Health more

Equine Wellness

Trimming the Toe

Holistic Horse

How the hooves are effected by dental issues in the horses mouth. more

Equine Wellness

Is there a difference between equine dentistry and “floating”? more

Therapy 1 Comments

Watching the health of a senior horse decline is not only difficult to bear, but is also avoidable. Taking certain easily-managed steps to care for your senior horse holistically can mean the difference between suffering and enjoyable old-age. more

Equine Wellness

Being a horse dentist myself, I know that if you take hold of a horse’s tongue like that, [you] could damage the delicate bones in the back of the tongue. more


Horse Canine teeth

Karen Tappenden

Teeth floating is a part of nearly everyone’s scheduled treatments for their horses. The rule of thumb for how often to schedule floating is at least every two years, more frequently if specific problems exist more


  • Bit Seat

    Dr. Rhiannon Fenton, DVM and Sara Twickler, EqNBD

    Bit Seat

    Outlined in red is demonstration of a bit seat creating a gap in contact between the premolars. The horse relies on the ability of ALL teeth to make as much surface area contact with each opposing tooth above or below without any gapping. Remember, each tooth is the calcified ending of a nerve. The entire tooth needs to touch its opposing tooth in order to have that synapse and “spark plug” type effect previously discussed. The meridian chart (Page TK) reviews which organs, muscles, joints, etc., will be negatively affected by a bit seat or gap being created in any tooth.

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