Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Like people, your pet can develop painful dental issues that can damage its teeth and impair its overall health. Routine pet dental care at Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital in Durham can prevent dental issues and protect your pet’s oral health. If you have been neglecting your pet’s oral care, there is no time like the present to bring it to our facility for a dental exam and cleaning.

Protecting Against Infections and Diseases

Routine dental exams and cleanings can help keep your pet’s teeth healthy and strong. During a dental exam, our veterinarian in Durham will inspect your pet’s mouth, teeth, and gums for warning signs of dental issues. This enables your pet to get immediate treatment before the issue has time to worsen. During the cleaning, we will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and polish your pet’s teeth, leaving them smooth and clean. Good dental hygiene helps protect your pet’s teeth.

Protection Against Tooth Loss

Left unchecked, plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in pets. Your pet needs healthy teeth for eating, playing, and protection. Routine cleanings can prevent periodontal disease, tooth loss, and promote healthier, stronger teeth for your pet.

Preventing Health Issues

Dental issues like tooth infections and periodontal disease not only affect your pet’s oral health, they can impair your pet’s overall health as well. Tooth infections can make it difficult for your pet to eat healthy foods, causing it to become weak and sickly. If the periodontal disease spreads to your pet’s bloodstream, it can damage the liver, heart, and kidneys. Quality pet dental services from our team at Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital will enhance your pet’s oral health and protect it from the risk of serious medical issues caused by periodontal disease.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Durham, NC

If you would like to learn more about our pet dental care services or to schedule an exam and cleaning for your pet, call our team at Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital today at (919) 484-9900 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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