February is Dental Health Month

Did you know that an estimated 85% of dogs and cats over 4 years old have some form of periodontal disease.  It can even been seen in pets as early as six months of age.  If left untreated, this oral disease can cause pain and infection.  Chronic oral disease can spread bacteria to other parts of the body, including the lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys.

Did you know that adult dogs have 42 teeth, while cats only have 30 teeth?  Cats are prone to being more carnivorous, requiring less teeth than the dogs’ jaw-chomping approach to eating.

Did you know that protecting your pets’ teeth is easier than you think!!  It is as easy as 3 steps!  First, be sure to get your pets’ annual checkup. Next, be sure to perform routine examinations of our pets’ mouth at home.  Lastly, perform home dental care on a regular basis.

Did you know that most of a tooth is not visible?  2/3 of your pet’s tooth is under the gum line.  If left untreated dental disease can be very painful for your cat or dog.

Did you know that “Doggie Breath” is not normal?!  Bad breath may be a sign of serious dental problems!  Bad breath is often the first noticeable symptom of dental disease.  

During a dental procedure here at WCAH, safe and modern equipment and techniques are used to clean each tooth thoroughly, above and below the gum line. Our skilled dental technicians polish teeth to create a lustrous and smooth tooth surface, one that is more resistant to plaque build-up. We also incorporate fluoride treatments that help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Each dental patient goes home with a free preventative oral care product in an effort to maintain cleanliness and prevent frequent dentistry. We also provide advanced dental surgical procedures and extractions when needed.