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Why Dental Hygiene is Important for Pets

If you are a cat or dog owner, you know the importance of caring for your pet so they remain in the best of health. One aspect of pet care is pet dental procedures. If your pet is suffering from a dental problem or if they are ready for teeth cleaning, contact West Market Veterinary Hospital in Greensboro to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians. Here is some information about pet dental care to read over.

The Importance of Pet Dental Care

If your pet suffers from oral hygiene issues, there is a chance they will also suffer from medical conditions in the future. Infections or the loss of teeth could bring about pain and difficulty eating for your pet. Pet dental care can be performed in our veterinary office to keep your pet's teeth clean and free of problems.

What Will Be Checked During an Appointment

During dental care or wellness exam, our vet will do an extensive check of your pet's teeth to see if there are any telltale problems that need treating. Broken teeth, misalignment of the jaw, or a buildup of tartar on the teeth are all problems our vet can handle in the office. If your pet needs a tooth pulled, it may be done at a subsequent visit with the help of general anesthesia.

How to Care for Your Pet's Teeth at Home

It is important to try to help your pet with dental care procedures at home in addition to getting routine scaling done at our veterinarian's office. Purchase a dog or cat toothbrush and toothpaste to remove debris from the surfaces of your pet's teeth after they eat. Alternately, pet dental wipes can be used to remove debris. Check your pet's teeth for breaks or medical problems that would require a trip to the vet as well.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Greensboro Veterinarian Today

If your pet needs help with their dental care, contact West Market Veterinary Hospital in Greensboro to meet with one of our veterinarians. Reach out to our practice today by calling us at (336) 292-4753 to make a dental care appointment.


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