If your veterinarian detects gum disease during your pet’s wellness visit, he or she may recommend a comprehensive dental cleaning. A dental cleaning includes dental x-rays to detect disease that may be lurking under the gumline. The cleaning itself must be performed under anesthesia so that your veterinarian can clean under the gumline. We make anesthesia as safe as possible with complete surgical monitoring, and a Licensed Veterinary Technician will monitor your pet throughout the entire procedure. A professional cleaning is well worth it because it removes hardened plaque and tartar that wear down on the gums and can be very painful for your pet. After a cleaning, your pet’s mouth will look and feel great!
You can greatly reduce your pet’s need for professional cleanings by taking care of your pet’s teeth regularly at home. Our pets benefit from regular toothbrushing, just like us! Brushing your pet’s teeth with a special pet toothbrush and toothpaste removes plaque-forming bacteria before it can harden on your pet’s teeth. As pet owners ourselves, we understand that brushing your pet’s teeth everyday might not be realistic, but brushing once or twice a week still makes a difference! Your veterinarian can also recommend dental diets and special chew toys that help break down plaque while your pet chews.