A Keystone of Health

Dental care for dogs and cats.

A Keystone of Health

Dental care for dogs and cats.

Slide Our Dental Services Like people, pets require regular dental care to maintain good oral hygiene and overall health. Most pets—up to 85%—have dental disease by 3 years of age, and oral bacteria can cause more than bad breath. Pets with dental disease can suffer from gingivitis, tooth-root abscesses, jawbone deterioration, and tooth loss. Left untreated, oral bacteria can travel to the heart, liver, and kidneys, causing organ damage. Do your pet a favor and lift their lip to check for dental disease signs, which include:
  • Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Yellow, brown, or grey tartar accumulation
  • Loose, missing, worn, or broken teeth
What is dental disease in pets? Do your pet a favor and lift their lip to check for dental disease signs, which include:
  • Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Yellow, brown, or grey tartar accumulation
  • Loose, missing, worn, or broken teeth
If your pet has dental disease, they may also have difficulty eating, chew on one side of their mouth, drop food while eating, or paw at their mouth in pain.
If your pet has dental disease, they may also have difficulty eating, chew on one side of their mouth, drop food while eating, or paw at their mouth in pain.

Slide Ideally, your pet should begin a dental-care regimen the day you bring them home. When creating your at-home dental care plan, use products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council for maximum efficacy, and strive for daily toothbrushing.

Although daily toothbrushing goes a long way toward keeping plaque and tartar at bay, it cannot reach below your pet’s gumline, where up to 60% of the tooth structure resides. To fully eradicate disease-causing oral bacteria, a professional dental cleaning is required.
When should my pet receive dental care?

A veterinary dental cleaning is much more than an in-depth toothbrushing. During your pet’s cleaning, they’ll undergo general anesthesia to ensure they remain pain-free and relaxed. Once your pet is anesthetized, we’ll take full-mouth dental X-rays to check for hidden problems below the gum line, such as abscesses, root decay, and jawbone loss. After evaluating your pet’s dental health, we’ll form a treatment plan for damaged teeth. Next, we’ll scale all tooth surfaces, above and below the gumline, and polish away imperfections in the enamel. Topping off the dental procedure with a fluoride treatment, we’ll leave your pet’s teeth stronger and more fortified against future disease.

Dental care shouldn’t wait until your pet is having difficulty eating, or until their breath is bad enough to drive you away. Schedule an oral health assessment with our team, and we will grade your pet’s dental disease and provide care suggestions.

A veterinary dental cleaning is much more than an in-depth toothbrushing. During your pet’s cleaning, they’ll undergo general anesthesia to ensure they remain pain-free and relaxed. Once your pet is anesthetized, we’ll take full-mouth dental X-rays to check for hidden problems below the gum line, such as abscesses, root decay, and jawbone loss. After evaluating your pet’s dental health, we’ll form a treatment plan for damaged teeth. Next, we’ll scale all tooth surfaces, above and below the gumline, and polish away imperfections in the enamel. Topping off the dental procedure with a fluoride treatment, we’ll leave your pet’s teeth stronger and more fortified against future disease.

Dental care shouldn’t wait until your pet is having difficulty eating, or until their breath is bad enough to drive you away. Schedule an oral health assessment with our team, and we will grade your pet’s dental disease and provide care suggestions.