Dental disease is the most common disease veterinarians see in pets. When your pet has poor dental hygiene, it can affect their entire health. At our clinic, we can safely perform dental procedures to keep your pet’s teeth as healthy as possible.
Why is dental care important?
Maintaining good dental health for your pet is essential because it can affect their quality of life. Poor dental health can lead to infections in your pet’s mouth that can spread throughout their body. The mouth is a vascular organ with blood vessels connected to the bloodstream. In addition to infections, your pet can suffer from tooth loss, severe pain, and jawbone deterioration which can lead to fractures. Your pet will also have an increased risk of developing heart disease. Here are signs your pet may have poor dental health:
- Brown or yellow buildup on their teeth
- Loose or broken teeth
- Red or swollen gums
- Blood on their chew toy
- Bad breath
What dental services does your clinic offer?
Our team knows the value of having a professional provide dental care to your pet. We offer comprehensive dental cleaning to our patients. Our team will use tools during the appointment to remove tartar on the teeth and below the gum line. By using dental X-rays, we can examine the root of their teeth and the gum line. We finish dental cleanings by polishing your pet’s teeth. We also offer extractions, oral surgery, orthodontics, and prophylaxis. To schedule one of our dental services for your pet, contact us at 519-389-2020.
How can I care for my pet's dental health at home?
The best way to care for your pet’s teeth at home is to brush them often. You remove bacteria and plaque from your pet's mouth by brushing your pet’s teeth. When brushing their teeth, you must use a pet-safe brush and toothpaste. Another tip to help you care for their teeth is avoiding hard toys or real bones, as they can damage their teeth. Our team can recommend dental products such as dental chews or oral rinses that can keep their teeth shining.