Dental Prevention

At home oral care is essential to decreasing dental disease.

Prevention will make a good improvement in your pets oral health if started when they are young, if they have very minor tartar accumulation, or once their teeth are professionally cleaned. If your pet has moderate to severe dental disease, your pet should be evaluated by a veterinarian and have a professional cleaning performed by their recommendations, then a prevention program can be started.

There are several things you can do to help improve your pets oral health. These prevention tips will generally slow down accumulation of plaque and tartar on your pets teeth.

Daily prevention is key to getting a good response from your efforts. Only performing these once a week or less often will not lead to a beneficial response.

Preventative options from most effective to least effective are listed below.

-Tooth brushing with C.E.T. brand toothpaste

-Dental care specific chew treats

-Other appropriate chew treats/toys

-Mouth rinses/sprays

-Water additives

We can help you tailor a dental prevention program for your pet. We’d be happy to show you some of these products we have in the clinic. Please let us know if you have any questions for our staff.

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