West Grove Gentle Teeth Cleaning for Dogs & Cats

Whether you've just welcomed a kitten into your family or your dog is entering their golden years, it's crucial that you bring them in for regular teeth cleanings. It can be easy to forget that your pet's oral health plays a vital role in its overall well-being. As such, dental problems like tooth decay can progress into body-wide issues if left untreated. If you're looking for a veterinary practice that is skilled at keeping the teeth of cats and dogs clean, Penn Animal Hospital is the place for you.

Our practice is proud to provide skilled Penn Grove teeth cleaning work for dogs and cats of all ages. You can rest assured that our experienced and gentle veterinary team will employ fear-free handling techniques to help reduce your pet's stress during their visit. Call or visit us today to schedule your pet's next appointment with our team!


Why Does My Pet Need a Teeth Cleaning?

Even the most diligent pet owners may forget just how important teeth cleanings are for their pets. Moreso than humans, the teeth of dogs and cats play a valuable role in their lives as they help them bite, chew, and manipulate objects. By proactively approaching their oral health, our team can help their smile look and feel its best. If you're unsure whether dental cleaning treatment for dogs and cats is right for you, some of the benefits include:

  • Preventing oral pain: One of the more challenging aspects of veterinary dental care is that dogs and cats are skilled at instinctually hiding their pain. By bringing your pet in for regular teeth cleanings, you help reduce the chance of them being affected by tooth and gum pain.
  • Combating tooth loss: When your pet's teeth become damaged or infected, their teeth may either fall out or must be removed. Teeth cleaning, in combination with good at-home oral health care, can help keep your pet's teeth healthy and strong.
  • Eliminating bad breath: If your pet has bad breath, it can make it challenging to give them the close level of support and attention they deserve. Through regular teeth cleanings, our team can minimize the presence of bacteria that cause bad breath.

Our Time-Tested Teeth Cleaning Process

When you bring your cat or dog in for their initial visit, our veterinarian will begin by conducting a detailed oral health exam. By looking at their teeth and gums, we can better understand their smile's overall health. Once our team has determined your pet is healthy enough to undergo teeth cleaning, they'll begin by sedating your pet with anesthesia. We understand pet owners may have hesitations about anesthesia, which is why our highly trained team monitors your pet's vital signs to help ensure a safe and smooth procedure.

When our veterinarian determines that your dog or cat is properly sedated, they'll begin by removing any plaque and tartar from the surface of your pet's teeth. Our team will then polish the surface of your pet's teeth, which helps with gum attachment and preventing gum disease. Finally, our veterinarian will rinse their mouth using a saline solution to clear debris. Once your dog or cat regains consciousness, they can go home the same day, as teeth cleaning is an outpatient procedure.

Teeth Cleaning FAQs

If you have any questions about our teeth cleaning for dogs and cats, our team is here for you. We'll answer your questions and give you the information you need to make confident decisions in your pet's best interest. Some of the most frequently asked inquiries about veterinary teeth cleaning include:

Is anesthesia necessary during a teeth cleaning?

Anesthesia helps create a less stressful and more relaxing experience for your pet during their appointment. This proves especially valuable if you have a pet with high anxiety.

Cats and dogs have different teeth-cleaning requirements. However, it's normal for owners to bring in their pets around a year old and from then on yearly. Our vet can also recommend when your pet should receive a cleaning during their annual exam.

As long as your pet allows you to do it, we recommend brushing their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush once daily. We also recommend using enzymatic toothpaste rather than regular human toothpaste. By staying on top of their at-home oral health, you help prevent costly dental complications like cavities.

Skilled West Grove Dental Cleaning Treatment for Dogs & Cats

At Penn Animal Hospital, we're passionate about helping your pet's smile look and feel its best. We accomplish this goal by offering excellent teeth-cleaning services for pets of all ages. Our West Grove teeth cleanings for dogs and cats help prevent dental complications and oral pain. Call us today to schedule your next appointment with our experienced veterinary team!


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