Bacteria and debris from your pet’s food can accumulate around their teeth, turning into tartar and depositing below the gum line. Though regularly brushing their teeth at home is important, regular dental cleanings are the only way to remove the buildup. We use top-of-the-line equipment to ensure your pet’s pearly whites remain healthy and sparkling.
Is bad breath normal?
Unless your pet recently ate something fishy, stinky breath isn’t normal. Bad breath could be a sign of dental issues. Visits to our veterinary team can prevent or treat any issues your pet has developed. Signs of dental disease include:
- Brown or yellowish teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- Difficulty chewing
What causes infected teeth?
When bacteria and food debris accumulate in your pet’s mouth, this mix creates plaque, which can later harden into tartar, leading to deteriorating soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, this can progress into periodontal disease. Though it is treatable, it can cause your pet great pain and discomfort. Bacteria can also cause severe, potentially fatal infections in your pet’s kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart.
Why should I take my pet to have their teeth cleaned?
Pets have similar dental check-ups as humans, including scaling (bacteria removal from teeth and below the gum line) and dental X-rays. Check-ups on your pet’s dental health help us maintain their teeth and detect any issues that could be cause for concern. Periodontal disease is quite common in pets and can lead to tooth loss and expensive oral surgery. Maintaining your pet’s regularly scheduled visits ensures we’re staying up-to-date with their dental care and providing recommendations on properly maintaining their teeth. To book an appointment, please contact us at 613-258-5745.