Dental care is very important for your pet’s quality of life. Proper care can prevent dental disease or infection that could later lead to major health issues. In addition to brushing their teeth and their annual dental exam, there are several ways you can protect your pet’s oral health. Choose specially formulated food, avoid giving them table scraps and give them products to chew on that reduce plaque and tartar formation.
What are the benefits of an annual dental exam and cleaning?
Good dental hygiene and health are major contributors to your animal’s general health, because animals are as sensitive as humans to tooth aches and other oral discomfort. An annual dental exam and cleaning (tartar removal) helps to prevent issues such as receding gums, gingivitis and bad breath.
What are full sets of dental x-rays used for?
Dental x-rays are very useful for identifying dental abnormalities, diseases invisible to the naked eye or whether or not certain teeth need to be extracted. It’s estimated that approximately 40% of dental issues would go undetected without the use of digital dental X-rays.
What are some sure signs that my pet has a dental problem?
Contact our clinic for a dental consultation if you observe one or more of the following symptoms:
- Bad breath
- Chewing differently
- Trouble eating
- Heavy drooling
- Red or bleeding gums
- Tooth loss or loose teeth
- Rubbing or showing signs of pain around their mouth