Did you know that humans aren’t the only ones who should brush their teeth daily! Regular dental care for your four-legged family members is proven to increase their lifespan, helping stave off certain heart, liver and kidney diseases, along with helping to prevent oral infections and tooth root abscesses.
Bad breath (or halitosis) is one of the first signs that pet owners may notice, but oral disease in cats and dogs can start as early as one year of age. By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have developed gum disease which ultimately will turn into periodontal disease. This will cause an immense amount of bacteria to build up not only on the teeth themselves, but will also allow bacteria to circulate throughout the bloodstream ultimately effecting vital internal organs.
Anesthesia free dental cleaning simply removes the tartar from the visible portion of the tooth. Though the teeth may look noticeably cleaner it will not prevent periodontal disease. A complete scale and polish of your pets teeth above AND below the gum line every 1-3 years is what is needed (along with at home brushing) is the only way to keep your furry family member from developing periodontal disease.
Please call us today so we can help with your pets oral health and dental needs.