Dental Care

Dogs don’t Suffer Cavities

The good news for dogs is they don’t get cavities. Wouldn’t it be great if their owners were so lucky? The bad news for dogs is they get just about every other dental problem that humans can. For example, dogs develop plaque and tartar just like we do.

Knowing this should give you incentive to provide you dog with quality dog dental care.

Dental

Plaque and Tartar Buildup

Plaque is a very thin film that is usually colorless and builds up on the dog’s teeth over time. The microorganisms that form this film are mainly Streptococcus mutans and anaerobes. If the plaque isn’t removed from the surface of the dog’s teeth, it mineralizes into tartar. Tartar is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on the plaque. It has a rough surface that provides an ideal host for more plaque formation. Eventually, tartar will destroy the dog’s gum line. Once the gum line has been destroyed, the dog can lose teeth, ensuring the need for dog dental care.
Our most common procedure is simply cleaning and polishing teeth. Unfortunately, we have to remove some teeth that are badly infected and repair some that are damaged. We can also perform root canals to preserve the important teeth.

What is OraVet?

This breakthrough approach to oral healthcare begins in the clinic when your veterinarian applies the OraVet Barrier Sealant after your pet’s dental cleaning. It continues at home when you apply the OraVet Plaque Prevention Gel weekly to your pet’s teeth and gum line.

This system helps reduce plaque and calculus formation on your pet’s teeth between dental cleanings.

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Balanced Perceptions, LLC
Balanced Perceptions, LLC
posted 1 month ago

We took our German Shepherd, that is less than social, as a new patient. We have struggled trying to get an ear problem improved. Dr. Emily Benedict was awesome. She was patient and spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. We ended up having a minor surgery and it ended up being a little bit beyond closing time. We were never rushed by the staff. This was a much better experience for our pet and us than we were having at our last vet. This is a very nice large facility with drinks and snacks for us humans. I can highly recommend not only Dr. Benedict but the entire staff

Shellie DiPietro
Shellie DiPietro
posted 1 month ago

I had a Bearded Dragon who was having trouble breathing and it was Saturday around 1:30 They were able to take my emergency in a half hour. Dr Joel sat with me and went over my Bearded Dragon's whole background and relayed new info I did not know. My dragon got oxygen and seems to be doing better. I feel if they didn't get me in that day my baby would not have made it. Thank You so much! Even tho it is 35 minutes away I may just switch to this vet because it is well worth the drive!

Tom Hermane
Tom Hermane
posted 2 weeks ago

The employees are friendly and professional. My dogs are always well taken care of. When picking my dogs up I always receive a summary of their stay, and any problems if applicable. The facility is always clean. I am very happy with the services we have received over the years. Highly recommend.

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