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Dental Care

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.

Dog getting its teeth brushed with toothbrush
Dog getting its teeth brushed with toothbrush

Bad breath is caused by bacteria, and over time bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease. We will examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After an examination of your pet’s mouth, it may be suggested that your pet come in for a dental cleaning. At that time your pet will be placed under general anesthesia where their teeth will be scaled and polished. If there are any questionable teeth, x-rays will be taken to determine whether or not the teeth need pulled. Our hospital prides itself in providing these procedures at an affordable cost. ​Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.