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Why is Pet Dental Important?

Why Is Pet Dental Important?

Your pet’s teeth are more than just a device that helps them to eat. Your pet’s teeth are tied to overall health for your pet and so much more. For those in the Clifton area, Valley Animal Hospital can help you to make sure that your pet’s teeth are squeaky clean and in great shape. 

Why Is Pet Dental Care Important?

Pet dental care is tied to several different parts of the body and bodily health, not just the health of the mouth. Bad teeth have the potential to cause heart disease, pain, discomfort, and even problems with behavior and your pet’s ability to eat. Your pet’s teeth make a difference in their overall health, and making sure that they are cleaned often can make a big difference to a pet. 

How Often Do My Pets Need Their Teeth Cleaned?

Your pets need a deep cleaning at least once a year to remove the build-up of plaque and to find out if there are any other issues that need to be taken care of. The process of professional dental cleanings for pets is simple. Pets are often put under light sedation to help them relax so that the veterinarian or veterinary staff can get to their teeth and make sure that they are clean. 

During a dental cleaning, a veterinarian will check for problems with things like teeth infections, broken teeth, and infections beneath the gumline that you may not be able to see. Deep cleaning helps your pets keep their teeth longer, helps their teeth be healthier, and deals with problems that you may not be able to see without looking at their teeth very closely. 

For those in the Clifton area, Valley Animal Hospital can help you to get your pet’s teeth as clean as possible so they can be happy and healthy. Contact us today for more information or to set up an appointment.  


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