Dental health and hygiene are as important for our pets as they are for people. “Dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria, which leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth.
Dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
Even if your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet in for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.