Preventative dental care helps protect your pet and catch problems before they become more serious. At Linwood Animal Clinic, we recommend that pets have a dental exam at least once a year. Most pet dental disease occurs below the gums, where you can’t see it. Left untreated, dental disease isn’t just bad for your pet’s teeth; it can damage internal organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Signs of mouth and tooth disease to look out for:
We also recommend at-home dental care including brushing your pet’s teeth regularly which is the single most effective way to maintain dental health between professional dental cleanings.