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Dental Care

Dental health is vital to overall health. Yet it is estimated that over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop dental disease by 3 years of age. To maintain not only a hygienic and healthy mouth, but prevent the spread of harmful oral bacteria to the rest of the body, we recommend dental cleanings once or twice a year.

During each dental procedure, we will take dental radiographs to assess complete dental health. With half of your pet’s teeth below the gum line, x-rays are absolutely essential. With this information we can best treat your pet’s teeth by performing dental cleanings and if necessary, dental procedure.

We encourage at-home dental care to decrease oral bacteria and plaque build-up in between exams and cleanings. We will discuss at-home dental care such as how to brush your pet’s teeth, and suggest products such as pet toothpastes, toothbrushes, oral solutions, treats, and toys.

Common symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Plaque on the teeth & gum-line
  • Decreased appetite
  • Teeth chattering
  • Weight loss
  • Sneezing & Nasal Discharge
  • Irritability