It’s always safety first with HealthySmiles dental cleanings, and there are some risks pet owners should be aware of when they’re booking an appointment.
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These dental chews and treats are recommended by HealthySmiles Vet Technician experts. These can be given to dogs between dental cleanings to help maintain the results.
How many teeth do dogs and cats have? What are the differences between cat and dog teeth? We have answers to all your questions!
How do you know when your dog or cat needs a dental cleaning?
How do you decide which procedure is right for your pet?
Did you know that periodontitis is the most common disease of animals? Yet it often gets confused with gingivitis.
Dental health is important to the pet’s overall health. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum infection and inflammation-causing bacteria. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream and spread out, potentially causing periodontal disease, loose teeth, a painful and bleeding mouth, drooling, halitosis, and organ damage.
Yes. Periodontal disease can lead to serious health issues beyond bad breath and tooth loss. In fact, dental disease sets off your pet’s immune system and puts them at a higher risk to sustain organ damage such as the heart, kidney, and liver.
For patients with periodontal disease, the treatment goal is the removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth.
‘Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning’ is another common phrase used by veterinarians and pet parents!