DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

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Just like people, pets accumulate plaque and tartar on their teeth as they age. Sadly, we can’t ask them to brush their teeth and floss on their own but there are many ways for us to help them. Some of this at-home dental care can be done at home; this includes brushing their teeth, feeding a specially-designed dental food, using drinking water additives and giving dental treats and chews that help promote the reduction of both oral bacteria as well as plaque. Plaque is the precursor of tartar. Once tartar forms, it becomes persistently adhered to the tooth and at this stage a dental cleaning under anesthetic is required to fully clean the teeth. 

If a dental cleaning under anesthetic is not performed, periodontal disease can lead to destruction of the bone around the tooth roots leading to mobile, painful teeth. Dogs and cats with advanced periodontal disease often require oral surgery to extract many teeth. If the teeth aren’t extracted the pet’s body and immune system are forced to fight a chronic battle every minute of the day against the invading organisms. Oral infections are sources of bacteria and inflammation that may result in infection and damage to other organs. Chronic periodontal disease has a known association with diabetes, and diseases of the kidneys, liver, lungs and cardiovascular system in both humans and animals.

Dental procedures booked prior to March 1st, 2019 will receive the following:

  • 15% off of any recommended pre-anesthetic bloodwork (in-house only)

  • Full mouth dental radiographs (x-Ray’s) included

  • 15% off of the dental clean, scale and polish bundle

  • 15% off of any necessary dental extractions & dental nerve block

  • FREE 4lb/5lb bag of Hill’s T/D dog or cat food

  • FREE C.E.T. pet toothbrush