The Importance of Regular Pet Dental Care:
80% of dogs and 70% of cats are estimated to have dental disease by the age of three.
Dental disease not only causes bad breath, but it leads to pain, infection, tooth loss and eventually injury to your pet’s internal organs such as their liver and heart.
Regular and professional dental care is key to maintaining good oral health. The professional dental cleaning at Oak Elm Animal Hospital will help with the build-up of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth. Oak Elm Animal Hospital offers teeth cleaning, teeth extractions, dental check up and oral surgeries at very affordable prices, including:
- A thorough tooth examination to check mobility and the presence of fractures
- An ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar
- Polishing with a special paste to smooth the tooth enamel
- Digital x-rays to examine the teeth, roots, and bone
Dental Care At Home
Regular home dental care will prevent the buildup of plaque on your pet’s teeth. By brushing your dog or cat’s teeth, you can significantly reduce the amount of plaque buildup on your pet’s teeth. Also ask us about alternative at-home dental care options such as rinses, chews, and specialized food. We are happy to help you find the option that works best for you and your pet!