Pet Dental Care
The oral health care for your pet has a profound effect on their general health. Periodontal disease may cause bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream which can potentially have deleterious effects on internal organs. Prophylactic dental care can prevent this and is extremely important for the overall health of your furry friend. That’s why oral exams are always free at our clinic.
Did you know that 75% of pets have dental disease by three-years of age? Infection and inflammation of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth are caused by bacteria present in plaque and calculus (tartar). Dental disease begins when plaque and calculus are allowed to build up on the teeth, especially below the gum-line. The first thing you might notice is bad breath, bleeding, and redness of the gums. Without proper care this can lead to loosening and the eventual loss of teeth. Prophylactic treatment is very important. We recommend an oral hygiene program that includes regular check ups and home-care prevention.