February is National Pet Dental Month. Studies show that by age three, 80 percent of dogs and cats exhibit signs of gum disease, which include yellow and brown buildup of tartar along the gum line, red inflamed gums, and BAD BREATH. Although dogs and cats rarely get cavities, the plaque and tartar that do form can cause infections and gum disease. This can lead to tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth loss. Bacteria can enter the blood stream and damage the heart, liver and kidneys.
As part of this month long dental awareness program, we are offering a reduced fee for dental cleaning. Ultrasonic dental scaling involves the careful cleaning of all surfaces. The polishing helps remove microscopic scratches and will slow down the accumulation of plaque. This procedure will ensure a brighter, healthier smile and fresh smelling breath!