Dental maintenance is an often-overlooked aspect of caring for your pet. Just like humans, pets should have their teeth and gums regularly cleaned and examined by a professional. Unfortunately, most pet owners do not provide the recommended level of care, as approximately 70 percent of dogs and cats develop some type of preventable dental condition by the time they are three years old. By providing some basic dental maintenance for your pet, you can greatly reduce the chances of this occurring, and you can help to ensure that your pet will experience excellent oral health for many years to come.
Most professional dental maintenance for pets will consist of two primary components. Those consist of dental cleanings and oral examinations. A dental cleaning involves using special dental tools to provide a complete cleaning of your pet’s teeth and gums. Our experts will carefully and gently remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated upon the surfaces of their teeth and below their gum line. We will also cleanse and polish their teeth to eliminate surface stains and bad breath. This thorough process will help to prevent them from experiencing oral health conditions later.
The other main aspect of professional dental maintenance is an oral examination. Our team will thoroughly examine your pet’s entire mouth for any signs of serious tooth decay, gum disease or other oral health problem that may warrant intervention. Most pets who have been receiving proper oral care do not have any serious oral health conditions; however, it is always advised to provide a professional examination just in case.
In addition to providing professional dental maintenance, pet owners should also make sure to care for their pet’s teeth while they are at home. This process involves conducting a thorough brushing, just like you would provide for your own teeth. We understand that many pets may act uncomfortable while they are having their teeth brushed; however, we can show you helpful techniques that will make your dog or cat feel more relaxed as you conduct these important cleanings.
In the event that we do discover one or more serious oral health conditions that are affecting your pet, we may recommend advanced treatment to help deal with the problem.
Dr. Feyerabend and his team offer top-quality oral care for your pet that will help them experience a lifetime of great dental health. Please call us at Please call us at (913) 647-4141 to schedule an appointment.