At East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic, we believe that dental care is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Annual dental exams and cleaning are encouraged because this preventive care can increase the life span of your pet tremendously.
Many pet owners may not be aware that periodontal disease is the most common dental condition affecting approximately 85% of dogs and cats. Dental disease begins with bacteria in the mouth. Without brushing or professional cleaning, the bacteria will harden and form plaque. Long-term neglect of the teeth can lead to tooth and gum decay, leading to pain and difficulty eating. Chronic infections of the teeth and gums and the constant swallowing of these bacteria can damage the liver, kidneys, and heart.
Starting when they are young, your pet’s teeth and gums should be examined regularly by Dr. Harris so that he can look for early signs of a problem and keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Regular professional cleaning is a vital part of maintaining your pet’s teeth. At East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic in Poplarville, Mississippi, we use modern and safe ultrasonic scaling to clean each tooth thoroughly above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish the teeth to create a smooth, lustrous surface, thereby making the teeth more resistant to build up of plaque. We also recommend fluoride treatments to help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Click here https://www.avdc.org/ownersinfo.html to see exactly what happens in a dental cleaning, and why anesthesia is important. Also, find treats that are certified by the Veterinary Oral Health Council, and learn how to spot a phony.
Call us today to schedule a dental appointment for your pet.