Pet Dental Facts


In dogs, tooth decay is extremely rare, representing less than 10% of all dental problems. It is unlikely a dog will show any signs of tooth decay.

Is your pet bleeding at the gums during meals? Bad breath, green or yellowish teeth and foul odor may mean that your pet is due for a teeth cleaning.


All our dental scalings are followed up with a machine polish to ensure your pet’s teeth and gums stay healthier longer. If you are using another service and they are not using a machine polisher, you are not receiving a complete service.


According to the ASCPA, Veterinarians estimate that 85% of dogs over five years of age suffer from periodontal disease, which develops when food particles and bacteria collect along the gum line and form soft deposits called plaque.


Brushing your pet's teeth daily is the most effective way to combat plaque buildup.


Adult dogs have 42 teeth, and cats have 30 teeth. Cats are more carnivorous which require less teeth for eating.


Preventative maintenance care, the removal of calculus buildup, is recommended at least twice per year by a professional.

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