Studies indicate 70% of dogs and 80% of cats have some degree of dental disease by the time they are three. If left untreated, the accumulation of tartar and bacteria can affect the health of your pet’s mouth and become a dangerous source of infection, impacting your pet’s heart and kidney function.
The Art Museum Veterinary Center provides comprehensive dental care and oral surgery for your pets. We offer digital x-ray technology and state-of-the-art dental prophylaxis equipment. To maximize patient comfort, we provide local, long-acting nerve blocks to every dog and cat that requires extractions allowing us to use very light levels of anesthesia.
Home Dental Care
Because plaque and other causes of poor oral health can build up gradually, dental care cannot be left only to periodic visits to the vet. It is important to practice good home dental care. Regular tooth brushing and occasionally other steps are essential to ensuring good dental hygiene for your pet.
Our staff will show you how to properly care for your pet’s teeth and equip you with the most effective dental products.
If you notice any of the following conditions, please contact our veterinarians:
Persistent bad breath
Tartar or plaque buildup (ask your veterinarian how to identify these)
A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
Red and swollen gums
Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched