Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. Over time, bacteria leads to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth.
Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. There is never a point in time where dental health should not be of importance. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination which requires sedation, a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way - dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
Call the Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital in Westhampton Beach, New York for more information about our pet dental care and services.