Oral & Dental Health
Good dental health means better overall health for your pet. Research shows that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Further, dental disease doesn’t affect just the mouth, but can lead to serious health problems including heart, lung, and kidney disease. This makes it very important to provide your pets with proper dental care from the start.
As an AAHA-accredited veterinary facility, we follow the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines. These guidelines recommend regular oral examinations and dental cleanings, under general anesthesia, for all adult dogs and cats. AAHA recommends these procedures at least annually starting at one year of age for cats and small-breed dogs, and at two years of age for large-breed dogs.
Home Dental Care
Bringing your pet to us is not the only measure to take in preventing dental problems. As a pet owner, you play an important role in your pet’s dental health through regular teeth brushing. For more information on getting started, read the AAHA teeth brushing article.
Digital Dental X-Ray
Because your pet is our priority, we use a state-of-the-art Digital Dental X-Ray Unit which is a diagnostic technology unique to this area. We chose this technology because it benefits both the patient and the owner by:
- Producing high resolution, diagnostic quality images
- Requiring less anesthesia time
- Reducing radiation exposure
- Enhancing communication between doctor and pet owner
Don’t wait until your special member of the family is suffering to start a dental care regimen.