Pet Dental Care: It’s Important!
Caring for your pet’s teeth is essential to their health.
Proper Dental Care at Bayview Animal Hospital
At Bayview Animal Hospital, we take your pet’s oral health seriously and provide several important services.
Oral Assessments at Every Checkup
Our veterinarians perform an oral assessment for every patient at each wellness visit. This health exam reveals any developing diseases in the mouth and helps determine the need for professional teeth cleaning.
Periodontal disease is a painful, progressive loss of infected bone. This condition may be controlled, but there is no cure. Patients suffer greatly without proper treatment. The good news: periodontal disease is preventable if regular dental care is started early.
At Bayview Animal Hospital, we believe regular cleanings are imperative to preventing more serious health problems, which is why we perform a thorough oral exam and take full-mouth radiographs during every cleaning. Please contact us today if you have questions or concerns about the oral health of your pet.
While there are many strategies for preventive dental care at home, brushing your pet’s teeth may be the single most effective measure you can take. Daily brushing protects your pet against future pain and disease and decreases the overall cost of dental care.
Our team also recommends looking for products with the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) seal of approval. VOHC-endorsed products are clinically proven to slow the build-up of plaque and tartar, and the regular use of such products can reduce the occurrence of many common conditions such as periodontal disease.