It’s never too late to begin a teeth cleaning regimen for your pet. Our cat and dog teeth cleaning services in White Plains, NY benefit not only your pet's oral health, but their complete, systemic health as well. Oral infections can, over time, become advanced enough to affect other organs in the body and make pets very sick. If we suspect that your pet has any dental issues, we will recommend treatment to eliminate the infection and give them a better quality of life.
How We Can Detect Dental Disease
Dental disease is a common but preventable condition that causes gum recession, tooth decay, and tooth loss. At its most advanced, dental disease can also result in heart, liver, or kidney disease. Some physical signs of dental disease may include:
- Swollen gums (gingivitis)
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Brown/yellow residue along the gum line
- Swelling of the face
Most pets do not show outward signs of discomfort when suffering from this dental disease. This is where yearly exams are critical—when we see your pet for a checkup, we’ll look at their teeth and gums and let you know if we see a problem developing. From there, we can help you arrange to have your pet treated at our hospital.
We Perform Professional Teeth Cleaning and Polishing
Our White Plains team regularly performs pet teeth cleanings to treat and prevent dental disease. All cleanings must be performed with the pet under anesthesia for greater safety, and to allow for more precision from our technicians and veterinarian. We also take every precaution to ensure that the procedure is safe and comfortable for your pet.
Managing Your Pet's Teeth Cleaning at Home
The best teeth cleaning routine for your pet should include daily at-home treatment. Brushing is one of the most effective deterrents against plaque and tartar development, and can extend the amount of time between teeth cleanings.
If brushing your pet’s teeth proves difficult, we encourage you to ask us for help and for other dental care options to try. Simply call our office at (914) 946-0558 for more information!