Good dental care is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. Without regular dental care, bacteria and plaque can buildup on your pet’s teeth, hardening into tartar which causes gingivitis, receding gums, periodontitis, tooth, and bone loss. If left untreated, dental disease leads to pain, infection—potentially causing infection to other organs. Unfortunately, many dog and cat owners overlook their pet’s teeth, which is why dental disease is such a large problem with dogs and cats.
Wantagh Animal Hospital provides professional teeth cleaning and advanced dental care for dogs and cats, including:
Your pet’s dental care does not stop after a professional dental cleaning. It is important to brush your pet’s teeth regularly at home. It’s a simple process and should only take a few minutes every day. Just like humans, daily teeth brushing reduces plaque and tartar and lessens the chance of your pet developing dental disease like gingivitis and periodontitis.
If your pet shows any of the above symptoms, please call us immediately to schedule a dental exam for your pet.