Once we have assessed your pet’s oral health, we remove sticky plaque and cement-like tartar, the sources of oral bacteria and dental disease. Special dental instruments help us to reach below the gumline to eliminate every last trace of plaque. Next, we polish smooth the tooth enamel, removing microabrasions that trap oral bacteria. Lastly, we apply a fluoride treatment to help strengthen the enamel and slow the rate of plaque and tartar buildup.
Regular dental cleanings are necessary to ward off serious, painful periodontal problems, and most pets require annual cleanings. Pets with flat faces, like Persians and bulldogs, and those with small mouths or a predisposition to dental disease (e.g., Yorkies, Chihuahuas, dachshunds), typically require more frequent dental cleanings than larger breeds to maintain good oral health.
Has it been a while since your pet has had a dental evaluation or professional veterinary dental cleaning? Contact us to schedule this important appointment.