Caring for your pet’s teeth can prevent multiple health problems.


Everyone knows that unhealthy teeth means bad breath, but there are so many other reasons why dental care for your pet is important.

Dental disease can actually lead to problems with your pet’s organs, such as the heart, and retained baby teeth can lead to gum irritation and tartar buildup.

80{5b2b49686cd7b3856a4bf0b771a4d84504c4d2c07b1d1a668f40ce6583ae99fe} of dogs over the age of 3 years have some sort of periodontal disease, often caused by the buildup of plaque. Pet’s that don’t receive quality dental care can painfully lose their teeth, which can cause serious health problems.

Dogs and cats are very good at hiding pain, and you might never know that your pet has a serious dental problem until it’s very advanced. This is why it’s so important to visit your vet for regular dental checkups and cleanings.

At Dogwood Veterinary Hospital, our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and various oral surgeries. Call us and make an appointment today to learn more about our dentistry services.