North Yonge Veterinary Hospital Offers Dental Care for Pets
Pets depend on their teeth to provide good nutrition for healthy function. Poor dental hygiene can negatively affect their general health. Regular dental care for pets can help to prevent problems that can worsen over time. At North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket, ON, we provide dental care to keep pets healthy.
Importance of Dental Care for Pets
Regular dental care offers benefits for pets, just as it does for people. Healthy teeth allow good chewing, so animals can receive the nutrition they need to maintain normal health and function. Keeping teeth clean also helps to remove the bacteria that can travel through the bloodstream to other organs, causing disease. Maintaining healthy teeth also avoids severe pain, which animals are so good at hiding from their owners. Finally, good dental hygiene helps sustain good health, so pet owners have fewer vet bills.
Common Dental Problems in Pets
Bad breath is one of the most common problems pet owners notice. Odor can result from plaque and bacteria on teeth, rotting teeth or gum disease. In some case, an animal will retain baby teeth that crowd the mouth and impair normal chewing. Teeth can become broken from chewing on rocks, sticks or other hard objects, during the teething months. Mouth tumors can also occur that cause discomfort and make eating difficult.
Dental Services We Offer
We can help pets maintain good dental health with regular teeth cleaning and attention to problems when they arise. We can also provide extractions and treatment of gum disease. These procedures help your pet to enjoy greater comfort, better nutrition, and fewer health problems. During your pet’s physical exam, the vet will examine the teeth and mouth tissues for any abnormalities, odors or other signs, Then, the vet will recommend options for dental care to help your pet keep their teeth throughout life.
Make North Yonge Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in Newmarket
Dr. Arzem, Dr. Hansford, and the team at North Yonge Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing individualized care for each of their patients in Newmarket, ON and surrounding communities. We offer a range of veterinary services, including wellness examinations, preventative care, diagnostics, surgery, boarding and pet house calls. We also treat birds and exotic pets. Call North Yonge Veterinary Hospital today at (905) 830-0437 for an appointment to have your pet's teeth examined and to learn about best ways to maintain good dental health.