Canine and Feline Oral Care
Proper dental care is essential to your pet’s health and well-being.
Proper Dental Care
If teeth and gums are not properly cared for, the consequences can be far worse than cavities. Bacteria from plaque-related teeth and gum issues can spread throughout the body and cause infections or even heart disease.
Oral Assessments at Every Checkup
Tending to your pet’s mouth is just as important as getting vaccinated or caring for his or her heart and lungs. At Penfield Veterinary Hospital, we offer several services to support the dental and oral health of your companion, including:
- Comprehensive oral assessments
- Dental cleanings
- Tooth repair
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)
Like an iceberg, the majority of your pet’s tooth lies below the gumline and remains unseen. This makes digital radiography (X-rays) essential to accurately evaluate the true state of your pet’s mouth. In particular, digital X-rays capture superior pictures, decrease radiation exposure, and produce a quicker, more reliable image. Many pets benefit from this advanced technology, and Penfield Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer this service to our clients.
Young pets can be trained to accept normal brushing and cleaning at home. This requires time and patience, but we can help to educate you on the proper procedures for keeping your companion’s teeth and gums healthy and clean.
While there are many strategies for preventive dental care, brushing your pet’s teeth is the single most effective thing you can do. Daily brushing prevents future disease, and it can save you money on costly dental procedures down the road.