Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Dental Hygiene for Pets at Westside Veterinary Hospital

Humans remember to maintain good dental hygiene. However, pet owners often do not realize how important dental care is for their pets. Regular dental care helps to prevent serious oral problems that cause pain and tooth loss. Our vets can help you learn the best ways to maintain your pet’s dental hygiene and prevent oral problems from occurring. At Westside Veterinary Hospital, we provide teeth cleaning and other dental care services for pets in Statesboro and surrounding areas.

Why Dental Hygiene Is Important for Pets

You may think your pet doesn’t need the same kind of dental hygiene measure you do, but pets need to maintain their oral health for optimal health and wellness throughout their lives. Tooth problems can be very painful for animals. In addition, the bacteria that grows on teeth can migrate to internal organs and cause inflammation and disease. Regular teeth cleanings and care from our veterinarians can prevent these problems.

Common Dental Problems Seen in Pets

Our veterinarians can help treat various dental problems seen in pets. Sometimes, baby teeth are retained that crowd other teeth and make chewing more difficult. Pets that are heavy chewers may have broken teeth that are painful or vulnerable to decay. Teeth that are already severely decayed may need to be removed. Rich deposits of tartar can lead to gum disease. Gum disease can loosen teeth and lead to poor feeding and tooth loss.

Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth

Regular brushing of your pet’s teeth can help eliminate bacteria and minimize the tartar and plaque that causes gum disease and loosening of teeth. There are several specialized toothbrushes for pets you can choose from. Of course, you should always use toothpaste that is formulated for pets. Regular visits to our vet office will also include dental checks. Our veterinarians may recommend teeth cleaning to remove damaging tartar and plaque. If our team detects a tooth problem, you can schedule dental surgery to resolve the issue.

Contact Us for Pet Dental Care from Our Veterinarians in Statesboro, GA

Dr. Stan Lee and Dr. Andy Lee provide the highest quality care for pets in Statesboro and neighboring communities. We offer a broad range of services for pets, including vaccinations, parasite prevention, diagnostics, surgery, grooming, boarding, and more. Contact Westside Veterinary Hospital today at 912-489-1998 for an appointment to have your pet’s teeth examined or to learn about the best ways to maintain your pet’s dental health throughout its life.

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