You wouldn’t go days, weeks or months without brushing your own teeth, right? Well, neither should your pet.

Without regular dental care, your companion’s mouth can become a haven for plaque buildup and bacteria, which can eventually lead to everything from bad breath and tooth loss to periodontal disease. If left untreated, this serious medical condition can cause problems throughout your pet’s entire body and even shorten his or her life. The good news is you can help your pet beat the odds and enjoy a clean, healthy smile simply by making a commitment to ongoing dental care.

At Chico Creek Animal Hospital, we’re here to help. We offer professional pet dentistry services, including routine preventative care as well as the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems. Whether it’s a simple exam and cleaning or something more complex, such as an extraction or minor oral surgery, we’re prepared to get your pet’s dental care needs under control once and for all. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s teeth a second thought, it’s never too late to start!

Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing a dental problem include:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, inflamed or bleeding gums
  • Yellow, broken or missing teeth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pawing at the face
  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can diagnose and treat an existing oral health problem, the better the outcome for your loved one.

Finally, but equally as important, we’ll work with you to foster the important role that you play as part of your pet’s dental health care team. Our technicians will gladly show you demonstrations on proper home brushing techniques, as well as offer advice and recommendations on various products that you can use to support healthy teeth and gums year-round. Together we’ll have your four-legged friend smiling pretty for years to come!