The Tooth Whisperer - Sydney's Top Equine Dentist - Horse Dentist



You can detect many common dental problems by observing your horse. Some behaviour that looks like quirks may actually be due to a dental problem!

  • Does your horse, with each bite, stuff as much grain as possible into his mouth then dribble much of it all over the ground as he chews? 
  • Does your horse act like he’s mad at his hay, butting it with his head or grabbing and shaking it?
    • Horses whose teeth hurt them or whose cheek grinders don’t meet properly shake hay -- especially Lucerne-- in order to knock the nutritious leaves off. They survive and even fatten by licking up the leaves and the small, shattered stems.
  • Does your horse spit out wads or balls of stems?
  • Is his feed bin full of chopped sections of stems?
    • Horses whose teeth are missing or who have sore cheeks, gums, or teeth will suck and gum hay, swallowing leaves and fine stems but spitting out stem-balls or quids.
  • Does your horse’s water bucket look like a slime pit?
  • Is there un-chewed feed in your horse’s faeces?
  • Have you observed him washing his hay or even dunking mouthfuls into the water while he chews them?
    • Horses that need a dentist’s attention soak hay to soften it before attempting to chew or swallow.
  • How does your horse’s breath smell?
    • Rotten smells are a sign of trouble. Horses get tooth cavities and gum disease, just like people!

Begin By Inspecting Your Own Horse

Open your horse’s lips and look at the incisor teeth from the front.

  • What does the horse’s smile look like?
  • Is there a missing tooth or teeth out of alignment?
    • An uneven, upside-down, slanted, or S-shaped smile, almost certainly means trouble with the cheek grinders too.
  • Does your horse’s head look the same on both left and right sides?
  • Do the jaw muscles appear to be of the same size on both sides?
  • Does he tip, wring, or toss his head when bitted?
    • Uneven development of bones or muscles often means uneven wear on the teeth inside the mouth. Unsteady on the bit may also mean trouble.

Look at your horse’s front teeth from the side.

  • Do you see overshot or undershot teeth?
    • Overshot and undershot horses can often be helped by a competent equine dentist. In an older horse, the teeth grow out from the jaws at a more horizontal angle, but should not be allowed to become too long.

Place your hands against your horse’s cheeks. Gently press in and upward, pressing the cheek against the teeth inside.

  • Does the horse flinch?
  • Does your horse dislike the cavesson or bosal, or seem exceptionally grumpy about having his head handled?
    • These are signs that the horse may have sharp points on the teeth.
  • Do you own a young horse?
    • Between the ages of 2 and 5, your horse is going to erupt about 40 permanent teeth and shed 24 baby teeth or caps.
  • Do you own an older horse?
    • Barring injury, horses’ teeth come to the end of their lives beginning about age 20. Loose, expired teeth are often painful to the horse and may cause him to eat very slowly or to fail to grind food thoroughly, and thus to drop weight and condition.





Brad IS truly an amazing equine dentist. He understands horses in every facet.
Paul Fitzgerald, Hills District

Brad works on all my Race Horses and they all look a picture of health ... More importantly they are winning races ....
David Martin, Hills District

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Brad is a great Equine Dentist ... and has all the experience behind him.
I don't hesitate to recommend Brad.  

Terry Croft, Hawkesbury Trainer

Brad is a wonderful Horse Dentist ... he does things properly ... and is very gentle with my horses ...     
Mike O'Donnell, Fairhill Farm Stud,
Hunter Valley

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The Tooth Whisperer services the following areas with equine dentistry :

Sydney suburbs and areas : Arcacia, Annangrove, Asquith, Auburn, Balmain, Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Beecroft, Bella Vista, Berowra, Birchgrove, Blacktown, Bonnyrigg, Bosley Park, Canada Bay, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Chatswood, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, Concord, Denistone, Drummoyne, Dundas, Dural, East Killara, Eastwood, Epping, Ermington, Fairfield, Galston, Girraween, Gladesville, Glenhaven, Glenwood, Greystanes, Guildford, Harris Park, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Killara, Kings Langley, Lalor Park, Lane Cove, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Merrylands, Merrylands West, Middle Dural, Normanhurst, North Epping, North Parramatta, North Rocks, North Ryde, Oatlands, Parklea, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Pennant Hills, Pymble, Rydalmere, Ryde, St Ives, Seven Hills, Silverwater, Smithfield, South Western Sydney, Stanhope Gardens, Sydney, Telopea, The Oaks, Thornleigh, Toongabbie, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Witaria, Wentworthville, Westmead, West Pennant Hills, West Pymble, West Ryde, Western Sydney, Wetherill Park, Winston Hills, Woodcroft, Woodpark,

Regional NSW areas covered by our Horse Dentistry services include: North Coast, Grafton, Lismore, Ballina, Central Coast, Port Macqarie, Coffs Harbour, Port Stephens, South Coast, Eden, Nowra, Kiama, Illawarra, Northern Tablelands, Tamworth, Moree, Inverell, Armidale, Central Tablelands, Dubbo, Forbes, Parkes, Southern Tablelands, Jamberoo, Wollongong, North-West Slopes, Central Western Slopes, Dubbo, Parkes, Cowra, Wellington, Condoblin, South-West Slopes, Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin, Albury, Finley, Western Plains Bourke, Lightning Ridge, Brewarrina,Mid North Coast,Northern Rivers, Illawarra, Hunter Valley, Scone, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen,Lake Macquarie,Riverina, Murrumbidgee, Murray

We also provide equine dentistry services in New Zealand, Interstate and Internationally upon request.


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