Dental disease is one of the most common problems in dogs and cats. Untreated dental disease compromises the quality of an animal’s life and leads to pain, infection, tooth loss and potential infection to other organ systems. You can make a big difference in the longevity and quality of the life of your pet with daily dental care, and complete veterinary dental assessment and cleaning.

Preventative Dental Care
Our preventative, routine dental care includes ultrasonic scaling, charting, polishing, and fluoride treatment. We place your pet under the safest anesthesia, and perform a comprehensive oral exam, examine individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease; remove plaque and tartar, clean and polish.

If you have any questions about your pet’s dental health or dental care, ask us how we can assist you in. If your pet is experiencing any of the signs below, or you have concerns about your dog's or cat’s oral health, please contact us to schedule an appointment. 

 Signs of Dental Disease in your Dog or Cat
• Bad breath
• Yellow, brown or discolored teeth
• Loose teeth
• Red, inflamed gums
• Swollen mouth, jaws or gums
• Doesn’t play with chew toys
• Pain when eating
• Reduced appetite
• Weight loss

At Home Dental Care
Brushing or wiping your pet’s teeth at the same time each day with a pet toothpaste (do not use human toothpaste) is the most effective means of removing plaque which is an accumulation of bacteria, and can progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections.  Untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss. 

If you have any questions on how to brush or wipe  your pet’s teeth, please give us a call.