Your Pet’s Best Life Starts With Wellness Exams and Preventive Medicine

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Pet

Like humans, our pets need regular dental care to prevent disease and maintain their overall health. Common signs of dental disease in pets include bad breath and brown or yellowed teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to gum disease and even organ damage. Proper dental care at home and professional pet dental care can prevent these problems. 

Here are some tips for keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy:

Regular Brushing: Our pets need regular brushing to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and pet-friendly toothpaste to brush your pet’s teeth twice weekly to promote healthy teeth and gums.

Dental Chews and Treats: Give your pet dental chews and treats to promote healthy teeth and gums. These treats can help remove plaque and tartar buildup and freshen your pet’s breath. 

Professional Dental Cleanings: Schedule a dental cleaning for your pet with us today. A yearly pet dental cleaning can help remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup and prevent dental diseases.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Pet Dental Disease

  • Excessive drooling
  • Bad breath
  • Swollen gums
  • Brown/yellow teeth
  • Difficulty eating
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Pawing at their mouth
  • Less interest in eating or playing
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weight loss

In-Hospital Pet Dental Exams and Cleaning

Our compassionate veterinary team will first assess the condition of your pet’s mouth with a preliminary dental exam. Following the exam, we administer general anesthesia to keep your pet calm during dental pet X-rays and tartar removal via an ultrasonic scaler. After plaque removal, we perform a secondary exam to assess pockets around your pet’s teeth.

At Hefner Road Animal Hospital, we go above and beyond basic cleanings to ensure your pet’s dental health is excellent. We also include the following services to maintain their dental health:

  • Teeth polishing to smooth the enamel surface and reduce plaque build-up
  • OraVet sealant for additional protection and to make the effects of the dental procedure last longer
  • Laser therapy treatment for the gums to reduce pain and swelling

Book Your Pet’s Annual Dental Appointment Today

Get your pet a cleaner, healthier mouth by scheduling an appointment online or calling us at (405) 773-5557.