Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet?s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. Let us examine your pet?s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination, a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
Even if you think your pet's teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet?s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet?s dental care needs and how we can help!