Dentistry

How healthy is your pet’s mouth?

Good dental care can improve your pet’s overall health. It can even extend his or her life. That’s why dentistry is such an important component of your pet’s preventative health care plan. Without proper attention, your companion is at risk of developing dental disease, a common but serious medical condition. We want to help keep that little guy or gal out of harm’s way with our routine, preventative and advanced dental care services.

Dental hygiene is important because periodontal disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart and kidney disease. We recommend scheduling your pet for a professional dental appointment with us at least once a year. During each visit, we will examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues that should be addressed. After a brief visual assessment, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation) and a thorough dental cleaning. We’ll also discuss options for at-home dental care, including regular brushing and the use of various oral health care products.

Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular checkups and cleanings.

Some of the signs of dental problems in pets may include:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Bad breath
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
  • Dropping food
  • Decreased appetite
  • Disinterest in chew toys
  • Pawing at the mouth

We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a clean mouth is part of that. Let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and let’s make caring for his or her mouth a priority.

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