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Stay on Top of Your Pet’s Oral Health Game With Veterinary Dental Care

December 28, 2021

You may joke about your dog's bad breath, but this could be a sign of oral disease.

Cats or dogs with poor dental hygiene are at risk of oral health problems such as gum disease. Fortunately, you can prevent this by observing at-home oral hygiene and partnering with All Creatures Care Cottage in Costa Mesa, CA, for all your pet's dental care needs.

The Importance of Pet Dental Care

Like humans, pets are at risk of developing gum disease and tooth loss if their dental care is neglected. When you don't brush your pet's teeth, plaque accumulates and eventually turns to tartar, which causes gum inflammation and infection that compromises the teeth-supporting structures.

Besides the risk of gum infection, here are other reasons to take care of your pet's dental needs:

  • Eliminates bad breath - while pet breath isn't always fresh, it shouldn't be horrible enough to make you gag
  • Prevents oral pain
  • Prevents costly dental treatments
  • Prevents tooth loss
  • Protects your pet's overall health

Perhaps, you are not taking optimal care of your pet's oral health because you aren't sure where to start. No worries - we all start from somewhere. If you are in Costa Mesa, CA, and its environs, please book a consultation with Dr. Rand Spongberg to learn more about pet oral care.

Our Pet-Friendly Dental Care Services

Your pet's dental care is never complete until you book an appointment with a veterinarian at least once per year. These regular visits are integral because we provide the following services for your pet.

  • Dental cleanings: We use gentle but effective tools and techniques to eliminate tartar on the surface of your pet's teeth and below the gum line. Dental cleanings keep gum disease and bad breath at bay.
  • Dental exams: We carry out physical examinations and dental x-rays to evaluate your pet's overall oral health. We check for signs of cavities, gum disease, broken teeth, jaw misalignments, and palate defects to recommend effective treatments as early as possible.
  • Advanced oral care treatment: If we find that your pet has oral challenges, we devise an effective treatment plan to restore their oral health to its former glory.

Ready to step up your pet's oral care? Please dial (949) 642-7151 to book an appointment with All Creatures Care Cottage for your pet's dental care needs.