Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria which builds up over time resulting in bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease, which can cause harm not only to your pet's mouth but to their internal organs as well.
You may wonder why a dental cleaning is needed - especially if you brush your pets' teeth. However, it only takes up to 24 for plaque to settle firmly on your pets' teeth. Even if you brush your pets' teeth, unless you are brushing at least twice a day similar to your own teeth, routine cleanings are needed to ensure serious infection doesn't have the chance to settle in.
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 our dental expert, Dr. Charra Reeves-Sweeney examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about.
Call today to set up a dental consult to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!