Cleaning your pet’s teeth is a two-part process:
- Professional cleaning Yearly dental cleaning removes plaque and cleans beneath the gums, the best way to prevent tooth loss, tooth decay, and mouth sores. Teeth cleaning can also decrease the harmful bacteria that live in your pet’s mouth, which can enter the bloodstream and damage the heart, liver, and lungs.
- Regular home care routine Home dental care includes brushing your pet’s teeth and providing food and treats that maintain the condition of teeth after a professional cleaning.
Aging can affect the need for services: some senior pets eat a soft food diet, increasing the need for professional cleaning. Rest assured, our veterinarians address every pet’s unique needs and create the right plan for you and your pet.
Just like grooming your pet, home care and professional services go hand in hand. The more effective you become at home care and maintenance, the fewer extensive professional services are required.