Did you know that, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of three? This highlights a very scary truth about poor dental health and pets – a lack of dental care can significantly impact your pet’s quality of life and could even shorten it.
At advanced stages, dental disease can make eating difficult due to mouth pain. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s mouth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort and lost teeth. As a rule of thumb, we recommend you get your pet’s teeth checked and cleaned once a year.
Here’s what you can expect from our dental services:
- A physical and oral exam
- Calculus removal
- Sub-gingival scaling, root planing, and curettage
- Tooth polishing
- Post-cleaning exam
- Charting to keep a record of abnormalities
- Home care instructions
If it’s been a year since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call at (908) 876-5434 today. We’ll turn your pet’s frown upside down!