Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of disease by age 5. Studies have shown that keeping your pets’ teeth healthy may add 10% to their life span (i.e. 1.2 years for a 12-year average).

Keep Your Pet Smiling

Certain breeds and certain pets are more likely to have recurrent dental problems. Annual exams to check the teeth is imperative. Although often a silent disease, be sure to report signs such as bad breath, difficulty chewing, changes in eating or weight, or pawing at the face

Dental Problems

Besides the local pain of dental problems, infections in the mouth can lead to respiratory, heart, and kidney disease. Similar to humans (who also brush once to twice daily), pets may need dental cleanings every 6-12 months to keep their teeth healthy. In order to perform cleanings thoroughly, scale and polish pets’ teeth, they must be fully anesthetized.
Kingdom Animal Hospital’s dental cleanings involve having all teeth ultrasonically scaled, probed for problem areas which are then addressed, polished, and then treated with fluoride foam.

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