Caring for your pet's teeth is an important part of keeping them in optimal health. Failing to keep your dog or cat's teeth clean, could lead to periodontal disease. Here is some information about dental care to read over including how our veterinarian can help.
Why it is Important to Clean Your Pet's Teeth
When you do not clean your pet's teeth regularly, a buildup of plaque is likely to occur. This will harden and turn into tartar over time. This is known to push itself under a pet's gums, leading to possible tooth decay, gingivitis, and eventually periodontal disease. Cleaning your pet's teeth safeguards them from these harmful medical conditions.
How to Care For Your Pet's Teeth At Home
Take the time to wipe off your dog or cat's teeth with dental wipes or a pet toothbrush and toothpaste every few days. This will remove harmful food remnants so they do not cause bacteria to breed on the teeth or around the gums. Most pets enjoy the taste of pet toothpaste, however, it may take a bit of coaxing to get your dog or cat used teeth cleanings. Provide your pet with tartar control snacks to help keep teeth clean as well.
How Our Veterinarian Will Help With Dental Care
Our veterinary team is available to conduct teeth cleanings for pets right in the comfort of our office. If you find difficulty conducting the procedure yourself, allow our practitioner to help. This process is done as a part of routine well-visits or you can schedule an appointment for a special tooth cleaning session by calling Broadway Veterinary Hospital in Sacramento to meet with our veterinarian. Call us at 916-446-6154.