Just like us, pets develop plaque buildup on their teeth.
We brush, floss, go for regular cleanings and sometimes still manage to have problems with our teeth and gums. What about our pets? Well of course, they need regular dental care too!
Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Poor oral health can lead to serious infections that can enter your pet's bloodstream and affect organs such as: the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart.
Your pet’s teeth and gums should be examined at least once a year to check for early signs of dental disease and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Did you know that by three years of age, most dogs and cats already have signs of dental disease, but the good news is…Dental disease can be preventable!
Signs of pet dental disease can include:
- Bad breath
- Loss of appetite or refusal to eat
- Red, inflamed or bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Painful mouth
We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily and regular professional cleanings that can be done conveniently in our Whitestone office.
If your pet already has signs of dental disease and further treatment is necessary we are able to perform oral surgery using our advanced equipment, including the use of digital dental radiographs.