Dentistry

Could your pet use a breath mint?

Brushing your teeth and visiting the dentist aren’t just important tasks for humans; good dental care is equally vital to your animal companion. In fact, without the proper care and attention, your pet’s mouth could become host to everything from plaque to bacteria. You can help prevent oral health problems and the other serious medical issues they can cause by making a commitment to your pet’s dental care.

At vetXpress, we are honored to partner with you in this great cause. We offer comprehensive preventative dentistry as well as the advanced treatment of existing oral conditions. It all begins with regular exams, which help us to keep a close eye out for potential concerns. Exams are followed by a thorough cleaning to remove any buildup that may have developed on the teeth. This protects against decay and other dental problems.

During our evaluation of your pet’s teeth, we may discover that he or she is already experiencing a potential issue. Catching these things early can help to get them under control before they get worse and cause further discomfort to your pet. If need be, we are able to treat and manage a variety of oral health conditions. Rest assured that we’ll stay on top of your companion’s smile, whatever it takes.

If you’re not sure whether your pet is dealing with a dental problem, here are a few telltale signs to watch for:

  • Bad breath
  • Noticeable tooth discoloration or plaque buildup
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in chewing or eating habits
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Pain when touched near the mouth area

Any of these things can be an indicator that it’s time to schedule a professional dental exam.

Finally, although just as important, is the role that you play as a member of your pet’s health care team. In addition to bringing your companion in for regular exams and cleanings, we encourage you to practice good dental care at home too. Your best friend can’t brush his or her own teeth, so it’s up to you to lend a hand. If you’re not sure how or even where to start, don’t worry. We’ll be glad to offer demonstrations, as well as tips and guidance to get on the right track.

Our doctors have had advanced training at the Veterinary Dental Training Center in Maryland so we are well able to handle just about anything we come across during a dental procedure.

Join with us today and let’s help your pet enjoy a clean, fresh mouth for many years to come.

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