Without adequate care, plaque and tartar can begin to build up on the teeth and below the gum line, leading to bacteria which can spread disease throughout your pet’s entire body. If dental disease is allowed to develop and worsen, it can result in infection that can lead to everything from painful tooth loss to heart, lung, or kidney disease. That’s why dental care is such a serious matter.
The good news is your pet doesn’t have to become a part of these troublesome statistics. All it takes is a commitment to ongoing dental care – both professional and at home. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we recommend that every pet receive a comprehensive dental exam at least once a year. This will allow us to stay on top of your pet’s oral health, and identify areas of concern so that we can address them right away.
Our team of professionals is well trained in administering a broad range of dental care services, from routine preventative care to the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems. We use modern equipment and conduct all dental procedures with the utmost attention given to patient safety and comfort. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s dental care much thought, it’s never too late!
Some of the more common indicators that your pet may need dental attention include:
If any of these signs present themselves, even if you bring your pet in regularly for care, give us a call right away to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can get a potential problem under control, the better the outcome for your pet.
Finally, there’s the important role that you play as part of your pet’s dental health care team. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep the plaque, tartar, and bacteria at bay. It’s important that you make an effort to continue the work we started by caring for your pet’s oral health at home, in between professional appointments. If you need help, just ask! A member of our team would be happy to provide a demonstration of home brushing techniques and offer any advice and guidance you need.
Don’t take chances with your companion’s life and longevity. Make a commitment to dental care and help that little critter beat the odds! Together we’ll work hard to help your animal companion enjoy a happy, healthy smile for life!
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