You work hard to keep your own teeth and gums clean. You brush every day. You floss. You go to the dentist at least once a year. What about your pet’s smile? Are you providing the same level of care and attention to your animal family member as you do your own oral health?

The truth is dental disease is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in adult dogs and cats. This common yet serious condition can cause everything from bad breath to mouth pain and tooth loss. If left untreated, it can eventually lead to problems throughout your pet’s entire body, including diseases of the heart, liver and kidneys. The good news is you can help your pet beat the odds by investing in pet dental care, both professional and in your own home.

Animal Hospital of River Oaks offers all of the preventative and advanced dental services your pet needs to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. Our highly skilled staff is experienced in performing detailed dental exams, as well as routine teeth cleanings and polishings to remove plaque and tartar and make your pet’s teeth shine. We are also prepared to treat and manage a variety of existing oral health problems, including tooth extractions and minor oral surgery as needed. Our hospital is outfitted with modern dental equipment, including a dental x-ray machine, which aids in conducting in-depth evaluations of your pet’s oral health.

Last, but certainly not least, we’ll include you in the care and ongoing maintenance of your pet’s teeth and gums. Because annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep plaque and tartar at bay year-round, it’s important that you brush your companion’s teeth at least several times a week, daily if possible. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to provide you with tips, advice and demonstrations to show you how you can keep your pet’s mouth healthy in between vet visits.

If you want your pet to enjoy a long, healthy life, don’t neglect their dental health. Let’s work together to help keep your companion smiling pretty for many years to come!