Dental Care for Your Puppy
Keep Your Puppy's Mouth Healthy
The importance of dental cleanings
Dental health is an important component of overall health care for your pet. Your pet’s bad breath may be just one indication a dental cleaning is needed. Teaching your puppy to enjoy having the mouth handled and gently brushing their teeth is an important beginning for a lifelong healthy mouth.
It Starts at the First Visit
Dental health starts when your pet is a puppy. At the first veterinary visit our doctors perform an oral exam looking for abnormal teeth, malocclusions or abnormal bites, missing or broken teeth and inflammation of the teeth or gums. Any of these conditions may be causing your new pet discomfort.
Why is dental health important?
An unhealthy, infected mouth is a painful mouth. This can affect your pet’s demeanor, appetite and overall health. Periodontal disease, fractured, missing and abscessed teeth are common in dogs.
Our goal is to maintain a healthy mouth for your pet, and when necessary, restoring a diseased and painful mouth to one that is clean, healthy and pain free. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, discolored teeth, calculus, fractured teeth, loss of appetite, drooling and bad breath.