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Pet Dental Care

Proper Pet Dental Care From Mendon Village Animal Hospital

Proper care for the teeth and gums has been scientifically proven to extend pets’ lives. Mendon Village Animal Hospital may recommend regular cleanings as part of the dental care necessary to preserve your pet’s health. At each wellness exam, we perform a thorough examination of the oral cavity.

Much of dental disease is located below the gum line, where a visual examination cannot detect abnormalities. If indicated, digital dental radiographs can be taken to determine if further treatment is necessary.

Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean

Many pets require a cleaning once a year, but our recommendations are made on an individual basis. We always discuss with you which procedures will benefit your pet and the reasons why. You will be given all the information you want and a complete treatment plan before we begin.

Along with regular visits to Mendon Village Animal Hospital for us to clean and polish the teeth above and below the gum line, we recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at home. If necessary, we also can advise you on special foods and treats to give your pet. Although they are not a replacement for professional cleanings, they can be a beneficial part of your pet’s regular dental care.

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