Fish Happily Shows Off New Smile After Dentist Visit

Fish Happily Shows Off New Smile After Dentist Visit

  • Goldie the pufferfish is a very happy fish who loves smiling.
  • Her tooth lately grew to the point that she had trouble eating, so she had to visit a dentist.
  • After her tooth was carefully trimmed down, she had a much healthier smile — and she proudly showed it off.

Meet Goldie, a pet pufferfish with a great personality and a lovely smile. This cheerful fish loves showing off her smile whenever she’s happy.

Recently, however, her smile started getting hampered by an overgrown tooth.

Photo Credit: Mark Byatt

It turns out that pufferfish teeth keep growing to make up for the wear caused by their diet of shellfish. THeir teeth fue together and resembles one large tooth.

But while Goldie has kept munching on hard shells, her teeth grew faster than they were worn down. She ended up with much longer teeth.

If this keeps up, she could have trouble eating. So her owner, Mark Byatt, brought her to the Sandhole Veterinary Centre for help.

Photo Credit: Sandhole Vets

The vets kept Goldie sedated so she wouldn’t get stressed by the dental work.

The clinic explained, “We use fish-safe anesthetic and [nurse] Debbie held her with a towel, often placing her back into the water.”

They then carefully trimmed down her overgrown teeth.

Photo Credit: Sandhole Vets

Her visit to the dentist gave her a much healthier smile.

And Goldie happily showed it off!

Fish Happily Shows Off New Smile After Dentist Visit
Photo Credit: Mark Byatt

Mark shared, “She is very happy with her new smile!”

Goldie’s smile says it all.

Fish Happily Shows Off New Smile After Dentist Visit
Photo Credit: Mark Byatt

Her trip to the dentist helped Goldie enjoy her food much more comfortably.

In addition to having a much better smile, Goldie is happy to know that she’s loved.

Fish Happily Shows Off New Smile After Dentist Visit
Photo Credit: Mark Byatt

Mark considers Goldie “a well-beloved member of the family.”

“She is well worth all the time and money I spend making sure she is living in the best conditions and having a happy, healthy life,” he added.

You can learn more about Goldie and her progress on Instagram.

Source: The Dodo


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