Dental health is an often-overlooked but important part of your pet’s overall care. Many pet owners are also unfamiliar with the first signs of dental disease, making it even more difficult to catch and treat. At Delray Beach, we know pet dental care starts with prevention. When you bring your pup or kitty in for their wellness exam, the veterinarian will take a look at their teeth, gums and all the tissues of the mouth to check for periodontal disease and other conditions.
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Dental Care

ORAL HEALTH

You can also keep an eye on your pet’s oral health outside of the clinic with home dental care for Boca Raton area pets. Don’t assume that bad breath is normal for cats or dogs! This is often the first sign of plaque, when bacteria forms that filmy layer on the teeth. Left untreated, this can harden and turn into tartar that affects the teeth, gums and the rest of the body. Gingivitis isn’t just painful, it also allows the bacteria to get into the bloodstream, causing damage to internal organs like the heart and kidneys. Daily brushing with pet-appropriate products can help slow the buildup of plaque and tartar -- just like in humans. Make sure you’re only using veterinarian-approved items, as toothpaste that’s made for people can contain ingredients that are toxic to pets.
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Dental Care

ORAL HEALTH

You can also keep an eye on your pet’s oral health outside of the clinic with home dental care for Boca Raton area pets. Don’t assume that bad breath is normal for cats or dogs! This is often the first sign of plaque, when bacteria forms that filmy layer on the teeth. Left untreated, this can harden and turn into tartar that affects the teeth, gums and the rest of the body. Gingivitis isn’t just painful, it also allows the bacteria to get into the bloodstream, causing damage to internal organs like the heart and kidneys. Daily brushing with pet-appropriate products can help slow the buildup of plaque and tartar -- just like in humans. Make sure you’re only using veterinarian-approved items, as toothpaste that’s made for people can contain ingredients that are toxic to pets.
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The veterinarian can discuss professional dental cleaning options with you to keep your pet feeling their best. Our state-of-the-art animal hospital was built to offer the safest procedures for pets in need of dental care in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and beyond. When pets are placed under anesthesia (an important part of an effective dental cleaning) their vital signs are monitored by advanced equipment to ensure their safety. In the event that we discover problems with your pet’s teeth during a cleaning, the veterinarian can take steps to remove or repair the issue. If you have any questions about dental procedures, please feel free to reach out to us.
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Delray Beach Animal Hospital offers pet dental care in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Deerfield Beach and the surrounding areas.