Dog Teeth Cleaning FAQ’s
WHY SHOULD I CLEAN MY PETS TEETH?
Just like human’s our pets build plaque and calculus (tartar) on their teeth. These substances are often the cause of gingivitis, bad breath, tooth loss and eating difficulties. Plaque & calculus harbor bacteria that can contribute to other local and systemic diseases.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY PET'S TEETH NEED CLEANING?
Look for brown or yellow build-up on the tooth and areas of inflammation around the gum area. Bad breath is often the first tell-tale sign of poor oral hygiene. If you are unsure, we can check for you with a free initial consultation at our clinic or email us some pictures of your pet’s mouth.
DOES MY PET FEEL ANY PAIN OR DISCOMFORT?
Your animal will not experience any pain. We use techniques proven to be painless. It depends on the animal being at ease and that is why we ask that the pet owner not be in the room when the cleaning is taking place.
HOW DO YOU GET THE ANIMAL TO STAY CALM?
We rely on our ‘pet-whispering’ skills to establish a trusting relationship with each animal and at the same time use gentle relaxation techniques which allow the pet to feel safe and comfortable. Even our feisty pets with challenging personalities are usually very cooperative. Some may even fall asleep. We do not use any restraining tools or bite bars.
DO YOU POLISH?
Yes, we polish the teeth to create a clean, smooth surface to prevent bacteria, tartar and calculus from quickly returning. Also staining of the teeth is reduced.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We use manual or ultrasonic professional instruments designed for each client’s needs.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY PET'S TEETH?
On average pets over 2 years old should have a professional cleaning every 6 to 9 months or even up to a year depending on diet, age, health breed, home care and bacteria growth.
PETS WHO ARE NOT CANDIDATES
Pets with oral health complications are referred to your veterinarian for treatment. Pets who are known biters and aggressive personalities are not eligible.
I AM A COMPANY CAN I HOST A CLINIC?
We can come to your location and put on a dental clinic for a day. Offer Sedation-FREE teeth cleaning services for your customers at your location. Keeping our pet’s teeth clean helps them live longer! Call us at 778.680.4212.