In spite of these facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pets’ health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your pets’ dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
An especially effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cat and dog teeth cleanings. Here at Animal Ark Animal Hospital in Franklin, we perform thorough dental cleaning procedures that also address the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home. When we clean your pet’s teeth, we remove hardened tartar buildup from the teeth, which, if left untreated, may secrete disease-causing bacteria under the gum line and potentially into the bloodstream. Cleanings improve your pet’s oral health, but they can also prevent systemic disease processes and enhance overall health.