At Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital, we believe dental exams and professional cleanings are an essential part of pet health. Without a strong oral health program for your pet, plaque and bacteria can build up very quickly. This can cause painful tooth damage and disease that could potentially lead to problems throughout your pet’s body including the kidneys, liver, and heart. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some signs of oral disease by the age of three. Periodontal disease is the most common of these problems and it causes the destruction of important structures that help hold your pet’s teeth in place. At Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital we want to keep your pet’s teeth as healthy as possible. Oral health has a direct link to the overall health of the rest of your pet including their vital organs.
Regular professional cleanings are important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. We use modern and safe cleaning techniques to clean each of your pet’s teeth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. Because we feel that dental health is vitally important to your pet, we have invested in state-of-the-art dental equipment and high quality digital dental radiography to provide your pet with the best in medical care and allow our veterinarians to quickly and accurately diagnose any problems your pet may suffer from. Advanced dental care is available including digital dental radiography, dental extractions and oral surgery.
We highly recommend a home care plan; it can make a huge difference in your pet’s comfort and health. There are several home care oral hygiene options from which to choose, but anything you can do to help prevent plaque and tartar accumulation will help keep your pet’s teeth healthy between professional cleanings.
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