Dental Hygiene, like in humans, is very important for your pets overall health. Our Doctor recommends brushing your pet's teeth at least two times weekly with animal appropriate toothpaste.
During your pet's routine physical exam the doctors will examine your pet's teeth and gum line. At this time they will discuss whether or not a dental cleaning should be performed.
During a dental cleaning your pet will be completely anesthetized. All of the teeth are scaled to remove tartar and calculus and probed to measure gum health. Then, the teeth are polished or extracted at this time.
Dentals are typically an out-patient procedure. All patients must arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 am and must be fasted after 10:00 pm the night before (unless directed otherwise).
We recently began to carry a product called oravet chews that help dogs to brush their teeth, because many times, the act of brushing is just not an easy routine for us. Ask us about them if you are curious.