Caring for your pet’s teeth and gums is about much more than just preventing bad breath. Plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and below the gum line can cause bacteria to develop. If left untreated, that bacteria can lead to pain, tooth loss and eventually the development of dental disease, a common but serious medical condition that can cause systemic problems throughout your pet’s entire body. The good news is this can all be prevented through regular dental care, both professionally and at home.
Academy Pet Hospital offers a broad range of pet dentistry services, from routine preventative care to advanced dentistry and complex dental procedures to correct existing problems. When it comes to professional pet dentistry, we’ve got everything you need to help keep your pet smiling!
As with anything else, the best way to achieve good dental health is to focus on preventative care. We recommend that you bring your pet to us for exams and cleanings at least once a year. We use modern and safe ultrasonic technology to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Then, our highly skilled dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments are also available to help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Lastly, we believe that you, as the responsible pet parent, play an equally important role in maintaining your pet’s dental health. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will work with you to provide advice and perform demonstrations of home dental care techniques that you can employ to help keep your companion’s teeth and gums clean in between vet visits. Together we’ll work hard to help your pet enjoy a lifetime of good oral health!