Bridgewater Pet Dental Services

The Importance of Dental Care for your Pet

Good dental hygiene can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being, as well as add additional years to his or her life. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. For example, oral bacteria that enter the bloodstream can damage your pet's kidneys, heart or liver. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the age of three years.

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Dental care is an important piece of your dog or cat's preventive health care program. Proper dental care not only prevents dental and systemic disease, but it also helps minimize the lifetime cost of care for your pet.

The veterinarians and medical team at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic are concerned about the dental health of your pet. That is why our veterinarians and staff members have completed multiple hours of continuing education and hands-on training in veterinary dentistry.

Dental Services for Your Pet

The veterinarians and staff at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and an antiseptic mouth rinse, the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

pet dental services, bridgewater maYour pet's dental care package may include:

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and are capable of offering a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries. For more complicated or severe cases, we may refer you to a board certified dental specialist.

The staff at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to educating you about the importance of your pet's dental health. The home care products we offer are carefully researched and selected for optimum health benefits. Our dental team is well educated and highly trained in dentistry and we take great pride in the services we provide.