Regular professional cleaning is essential to keeping your pet’s teeth healthy. To completely clean every tooth, we use contemporary, secure ultrasonic technology. We also have water additives, oral rinses and dental chews to aid in at-home care.
Dental health is more important for a pet’s well-being than many owners realize. Besides giving your pet a pearly white smile, regular cat and dog teeth cleaning in Big Rapids prevents serious conditions such as periodontal disease and gingivitis—which can do more than affect the mouth. Untreated dental disease can cause unneeded pain and discomfort. In severe cases, it may even affect many of your pet’s vital organs. Pets of Big Rapids can count on Riversbend Animal Hospital to deliver optimal pet dental care for better overall health.
Benefits Of Professional Dental Care
Our dental care procedures are more than cleaning appointments. We take the opportunity to examine your pet’s teeth, gums, and jaw to determine their dental health status, and what we can do to prevent further damage or decay. Our pet dental care procedures typically involve:
- Comprehensive oral examination with dental charting
- Ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line.
- Polishing to smooth out your pet’s teeth to reduce future tartar buildup.
- Extractions as needed to remove broken, fractured, or otherwise damaged teeth.
Dental imaging is used to help determine when it is appropriate to extract teeth, look for hidden disease processes, and to ensure complete removal of a tooth.
At-home Dental Care
Your pet’s teeth cleaning does not have to stop and end with visits to us. We offer pet dental care products for you to use at home to maintain good oral health and lengthen the time between professional cleaning visits. Daily brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste is ideal. It is important to reduce plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth so that they live a healthy life.
Book an appointment today to learn more about pet dental care and our dental services! Call us at (231) 796-3507.