Did you know that eighty-five percent of all pets end up with periodontal disease by the time they hit age three?
Dental cleaning for dogs and cats are a vital part in keeping your pet healthy. Without dental care, pets can wind up with bad breath, painful chewing, and even tooth loss. Even worse, without proper dental care, bacteria can grow under the gums and travel to areas such as the heart, kidneys, and liver.
A professional veterinary dental cleaning is the best way to remove tartar and bacteria from teeth and below the gums to help protect your pet’s health. Without this care, periodontal disease is at high risk.
What Does a Dental Cleaning Include?
Our dog and cat dental care includes an ultrasonically scaling and cleaning of not only the surface of the teeth but below the gum line where the majority of bacteria and tartar are found. Once the teeth are cleaned, they are polished to help smooth out the rough surfaces created by the cleaning. The polishing helps ensure that there are no irregular surfaces which bait bacteria and plaque.
To top it off, a fluoride treatment is included to help pets with lasting teeth care.
How Do You Know When Your Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning?
We suggest regular inspection of your pet’s mouth to help catch any dental disease in the early stage. Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth which creeps up to the gum-line.
Other signs can include bad breath, drooling, pawing at the mouth, loose or missing teeth, or difficulty chewing.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Cleaning?
Having professional dental cleaning will not only remove the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth but will also remove the bacteria from under the gums. By ridding the bacteria, this will eliminate potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss.
The Hendersonville Animal Hospital provides dental care services for both dogs and cats. Currently, there is a 25% discount on all dental services provided. Give us a call 615-822-1700 for more information.