Your pet’s oral health and overall health go hand in hand, as dental issues can impact your pet’s physical health and well-being. That’s why it’s important your pet obtains routine dental care. At Costa Mesa Animal Hospital, we offer affordable dental care services to pet owners in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach. Routine dental exams and cleanings can prevent dental issues that threaten your pet’s teeth and overall health.
Importance of Routine Pet Dental Care
Like people, pets can develop dental issues like tooth infections, bleeding gums, chipped or cracked teeth, loose teeth, and periodontal disease. Tooth infections and gum disease are caused by plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. Over time, periodontal disease can spread throughout your pet’s mouth, destroying supportive bone structure and causing teeth to weaken and fall out. If the disease enters your pet’s bloodstream, it can damage its kidneys, liver, and heart.
The good news is that dental issues can be prevented through proper dental care. Our affordable dental care program puts preventative dental services well within your reach. Through preventative dental care, your pets can enjoy the benefits of strong teeth and healthy gums for eating, protection, and play. This will save your pet from pain and suffering and you from having to pay for lengthy dental or medical veterinary treatments.
What to Expect from a Pet Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning
Our animal hospital offers annual pet dental exams and teeth cleaning services to protect and preserve your pet’s oral health. Our Costa Mesa veterinarian will thoroughly examine your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth to detect signs of infection, damaged teeth, or disease. We’ll also take x-rays to check the bone structure beneath the gum line, where bacteria can breed. If we uncover dental issues, we’ll discuss options for treatment.
Teeth cleaning involves scaling your pet’s teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. We’ll then polish your pet’s teeth to leave them smooth and shiny. We will sedate your pet to inspect and clean his teeth to keep him still, quiet, and pain-free throughout his dental treatment.
Home Dental Care
Caring for your pet’s teeth at home can also help him maintain healthy teeth. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth several times a week to prevent the accumulation of plaque on its teeth. Raw fruits and veggies like carrot sticks and apple slices, dried meat treats, dog chew toys, and raw bones can also help keep your dog’s teeth clean.
See Our Costa Mesa Veterinarian for Pet Dental Care
To schedule a pet dental exam, teeth cleaning, or other veterinary treatment, contact Costa Mesa Animal Hospital, serving pet owners in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach, at 949-548-3794.