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Keeping Mouths Healthy with Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Clifton Park, NY

Dental care is integral to your pet’s daily health routine. By age 2, many cats and dogs already have some form of dental disease, which occurs when plaque spreads below the gum line and damages the supporting tissues—and the tooth itself. Routine cat and dog teeth cleanings are essential for preventing this and other oral issues from occurring. Our veterinarians in Clifton Park are fully dedicated to educating pet owners about the benefits of proper dental care, and can help you develop healthy oral hygiene habits for your companion.

Make an appointment online, or call (518) 383-6254 to schedule a dental exam and/or teeth cleaning for your pet.

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Our Dental Services for Dogs and Cats

For optimal treatment, we offer a number of cat and dog teeth cleaning services to preserve your pet’s teeth and gums.

  • Oral exams
  • Digital dental X-rays – Performed before and after every dental procedure to assess the condition of the teeth and surrounding bone
  • Teeth cleaning – Performed with an ultrasonic scaling tool that breaks down calculus (hardened plaque)
  • Tooth polishing – Smooths the surface of the tooth to prevent future plaque buildup
  • Extractions
  • Minor oral surgery
  • Dispensation of oral care products including toothpaste, tooth brushes, and OraVet chews

What are the Signs of Dental Disease in Pets?

It is not always easy to notice when your pet is having a problem; their first instinct is to conceal their discomfort. Many pets with poor oral health may also continue to eat as normal. Below are several signs you can look for to determine whether a dental cleaning is in your pet’s near future:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Teeth that are severely discolored (yellow or brown)
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food from mouth while eating
  • Swelling around the face
  • Pawing at face/mouth

Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning at Home

Our veterinarians recommend that you brush your pet’s teeth twice daily, if possible, to maintain their oral hygiene. It is best to start when your pet is young and able to grow accustomed to the process. Other home-care options may include dental wipes, chews, special treats, or even a dental-specific diet. We would be glad to help you form the best plan of action for your pet’s dental health needs. For more information or to schedule a consultation with your veterinarian, call us today at (518) 383-6254.

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