Did you know that by the age of 3, most dogs have some level of dental disease? Did you also know that dental disease is preventable with a good oral health care program that consists of things you can do at home? It’s true, and still, dental disease is the most common disease facing our pets today.
Unfortunately, dental disease means more than bad breath and an unsightly smile. If left untreated, dental or periodontal disease can also lead to organ damage when bacteria gain entry into the bloodstream.
What types of canine dental care services are offered at your hospital?
Avon Animal Hospital cares about your dog’s oral health. We are happy to provide complete oral health assessments and treatments, including exams, dental radiographs, scaling and polishing (aka dental cleanings), dental extractions and a wide array of home care options including dental diets.
How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?
Daily brushing is the gold standard. The great news is that most dogs learn to look forward to having their teeth brushed when it is a part of their daily routine. The sooner you start, the better. Be sure to pick up that brush and paste at your first puppy visit!
Why is oral and dental health important?
Dental health is vital in the prevention of oral disease, which can affect the quality of your pet’s life, cause pain and suffering and contribute to organ failure and other diseases.