Pet Dental Care
Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. Without proper dental care, bacteria and plaque begin to build-up on your pet’s teeth, hardening into tartar which causes gingivitis, receding gums, and tooth loss. If left untreated, dental disease can lead to severe pain, oral infection, and even infections within your pet’s organ systems.
Professional Pet Dental Care at Lake Worth Animal Hospital
We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean your pet’s teeth thoroughly above and below the gum line. Our technicians polish your dog or cat’s teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
At-Home Dental Care
In addition to our professional dental exams, we strongly recommend regular at-home dental care to prevent the buildup of plaque on your pet’s teeth. The best thing that you can do to help your pet maintain good oral hygiene is to brush their teeth at home. Make sure that when you brush your pet’s teeth at home you are using a pet toothbrush and pet dental paste. In addition, it is important to create a routine for your pet, so try to develop the habit of brushing your pet’s teeth every day at the same time.
Signs that your pet may be in need of a dental exam
- Bad breath
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Loose teeth or teeth
- Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight
- Your pet resists you touching the mouth area
To schedule a cleaning or if your pet exhibits any of the signs of dental disease, please call us today at 561-582-3364 to schedule a dental exam for your pet.