As a responsible adult, you take good care of your own teeth. You brush every day. You floss regularly. You visit the dentist at least once a year. What about your animal companion? Doesn’t he or she deserve the same level of care and attention?

If you’re not providing your pet with adequate dental care, you may be inadvertently placing them in harm’s way. Without regular exams and cleanings, tartar and bacteria can build up on your pet’s teeth and below the gum line. Over time, this buildup can lead to everything from bad breath and tooth loss to dental disease, a serious medical condition that can wreak havoc on your pet’s entire body and even shorten his or her life.

The good news is this can all be prevented through routine dental care. Dogwood Animal Hospital offers all of the professional pet dentistry services your pet needs to achieve a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Our team is highly skilled and experienced in performing both routine preventative care, such as exams and cleanings, as well as advanced care for the treatment and management of existing oral health problems.

Along with professional dental care, there is also the important role that you play as part of your pet’s oral health care team. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep plaque and tartar at bay. Your pet’s teeth need to be brushed on a regular basis at home, in between vet visits. Our team is happy to provide demonstrations of brushing techniques as well as offer advice and recommendations on various products you can use to support good dental health.

You love your pet and you want to see them live a long, healthy life. Don’t neglect their dental health. Together let’s see to it that your companion enjoys a clean, healthy smile for life!