Your pet's dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
Bacteria = Bad Breath!
Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth.
Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease.
Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. It can also cause drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth, and, in some cases, dental disease can also be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease.
How We Can Help
How do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth? Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. 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.
We also offer digital dental radiology to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat oral and dental diseases such as dental caries (Cavities), periodontal disease, bone loss, tooth root abscesses, tumors, fractures of the jaw, dead teeth and retained roots that might go unnoticed on conventional x-ray film.
Dirty Mouth? Contact Us Today!
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way. Contact us to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!