The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings for Your Pet

The Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings for Your Pet

dental cleaningRoutine dental cleanings are extremely important for your pet. Just as your dental health is important to your overall health, it is just as important for your pet. Getting regular dental cleanings and exams will ensure that your pet remains healthy and pain free.

A Thorough Clean

Even if you are one of the few pet owners who actually brush your pet’s teeth every day, you are not likely to get your pet’s mouth as clean as a veterinarian can. Most pet owners rely on chew toys and other pet chews that are meant to clean teeth. These are good, but they are not a replacement for a routine cleaning. A good clean mouth for your pet means a long healthy life without losing any of their teeth.

Detect Problems

It can be very difficult to get a good look inside your pet’s mouth. Your pet cannot talk to you and tell you when it is in pain or having difficulty chewing. The two problems combined mean that most pet owners are unaware when dental problems arise. The best way to make sure that dental problems are detected and treated early is to have a routine cleaning and examination for your pet’s mouth.

Frequency

You should have your pet’s teeth cleaned and examined at least once per year. You can have this done at the same time as their regular veterinary checkup and vaccinations visit. Your veterinarian will be able to thoroughly clean and examine your pet’s mouth so that you can be confident that they are healthy.

If you are interested in getting your pet a dental cleaning, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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