Periodontal disease is the most common disease of dogs and cats, and the bacteria that grow under all that tartar showers down on your pet’s heart and kidneys. We evaluate each tooth individually above the gums, curette under gums, then clean and polish the teeth. Full-mouth intraoral radiographs (x-rays) are a part of every patient’s comprehensive oral health assessment. Like an iceberg, most of the tooth lies below the gum line, and a complete assessment cannot be done without radiology.
Call us at 713.524.3814 to schedule your pets examination today and receive 20% OFF teeth cleaning services if booked in FEBRUARY! Spots are filling now, so book fast! Reservations will require a deposit that applies to your pets dental cleaning! Exam may be required. New patients are required to have an exam with our veterinarians before scheduling a teeth cleaning. ***February dental discount is not applied to extraction services, medications or blood work as our wellness blood work packages are already discounted.
Some of the frequently asked questions about pet dental care include:
What are the main dental issues associated with pets?
Most of the pets have different dental issues, but fractured teeth, teeth discoloration, plaque and tartar are the most common issues that are associated with most pets.
How do I know that my pet has dental problems?
Unlike a person, your pet will not tell you what it is feeling. However, there are some symptoms that will tell you when your pet has dental problems. When you pay close attention to your pet, you will discover some of the following signs and symptoms, bad breath, bleeding gums, excessive drooling, loss of teeth, build up of tartar, difficulty in eating, pawing, inflammation, receding gum line, among others.
Do pets require their teeth brushed?
The teeth of your pets require brushing regularly. Brushing your pets’ teeth is very important since it prevents dental problems by removing the plaque which causes tartar build up or even any infections on the gums.
Can I use my toothpaste to brush my pet’s teeth?
The answer is definitely no. Pets also have their toothpaste that you can get from the veterinarians around you. You can never use your toothpaste to brush your pet’s teeth. This is because your toothpaste has some substances that can be very harmful to your pet.