Keeping your pet’s teeth clean is important to their life-long health and happiness. It needs to start at home with routine brushing using fluoride-free toothpaste formulated for pets. Don’t worry, this is not as impossible as it sounds! Dental treats are also a good way to help prevent tartar buildup in addition to brushing. Just as with humans, a regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s dental health. Just as your dentist recommends you get your teeth cleaned twice a year, the rule applies to your pet as well.
Performing a dental cleaning on your pet involves taking full-mouth dental radiographs, scaling and polishing their teeth, a six point gum line probe to check for pockets or infection, and examination of each and every tooth, as well as any extractions that may need to be performed. In order to do this, your pet must be anesthetized to allow our team members access to these difficult to examine areas.