dog teeth cleaning in boca raton, fl

Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning in Boca Raton

Dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you! You take care of your teeth every day with brushing, rinsing, and flossing, so why wouldn’t your pet need some level of care as well? Pet dental disease is the most prevalent condition in cats and dogs, with more than half of them developing some stage of disease by 3 years old. Yet, this disease can be completely prevented with consistent cat & dog teeth cleaning. At our Boca Raton animal hospital, we champion preventive pet dental care with regular cat and dog teeth cleaning and consistent at-home care.

Why Pet Dental Care is Important

Dental disease affects more than just your pet’s mouth. Tartar contains a lot of bacteria that not only erode the gums and cause gingivitis but also wear on the bones, too. Once bone loss begins, the disease becomes harder to reverse. If there is still no treatment at this point, the bacteria in the mouth can actually enter the bloodstream and affect vital organs, causing kidney disease, liver disease, and even heart disease.

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Our Dental Procedures

Did you know that two-thirds of each of your pet’s teeth lie below the gumline? That’s why professional cat and dog teeth cleanings are needed. When we safely put your pet under anesthesia, we can thoroughly clean and examine your pet's whole mouth. While anesthesia does inherently come with some risk, we take every measure to minimize that risk with the same extensive safety protocols we use with any cat or dog surgery. These include pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam to make sure your pet is healthy, as well as complete monitoring throughout the procedure.

When your pet comes in for a dental procedure, we will perform the following tasks:

  • A thorough oral exam to assess their dental health
  • Scaling each tooth and removing tartar above and below the gumline
  • Polishing each tooth and smoothing its surface to prevent future tartar buildup
  • Extracting broken or damaged teeth

We recommend that your pet receive professional cat or dog teeth cleaning annually to maintain an optimal level of oral health.

What You Can Do Now

Establish a consistent at-home care plan. Brushing your pet’s teeth daily (or even a few times a week) is the best method for preventing tartar buildup. However, we know it can be tough to brush your pet’s teeth regularly. That’s why we recommend dental chews, oral gels, and prescription diets to help maintain your pet's dental health. With consistent at-home care and regular cat & dog teeth cleaning with us, you can prevent dental disease altogether! Call us at (561) 482-5600 to ask about pet dental care, and make your appointment!

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