The mouth can harbor infected gums, loose teeth, tumors and all sorts of other surprises. Often the pet shows no signs of discomfort, despite serious oral abnormalities. Maintaining proper oral hygiene for dogs and cats is one of the best ways of ensuring a long and healthy life.
Furthermore, it has been established that improper oral care can lead to diseases of vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver. Older pets especially may have oral hygiene difficulties that would vastly improve if oral treatment were instituted. That's why we recommend a dental examination at least once per year.
If your dog is exhibiting any of the following signs or behaviors, it could be telling you that there's a dental issue: bad breath, pawing at face, refusing to chew toys or eat hard food, bleeding from the mouth, shying away from being petted near the head.
If a dentistry is needed, this safe and effective procedure allows us to remove dental tartar and plaque, polish each tooth and check the supporting gums for periodontal problems. Finally, we use fluoride foam for additional dental protection.