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Dental Care for Dogs

Dental disease affects a large percentage of dogs. It can be painful and negatively impact their overall health. Some symptoms can be foul breath, excessive drooling, changes in eating habits, pawing at the face or mouth and red or swollen gums. We provide complete and thorough dental services to treat and prevent dental disease.

What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?

We offer a wide range of dental services such as consultations with our technicians, toothbrushing demonstrations and we have several oral health products available for purchase. At Cumberland Veterinary Clinic we take pride in providing your pet with the highest quality dental procedure as possible. If your dog requires a dental prophylaxis we perform full mouth digital dental x-rays, cleaning, polishing, fluoride treatment and dental extractions if required.

How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?

Daily brushing is the gold standard for plaque control. We understand that this can be difficult to accommodate. Try to aim for every other day if daily brushing is not possible. There are many products available to maintain your pet’s oral health such as dental diets, chews, oral rinses, water additives and gels. Please contact us if you would like a tooth brushing demonstration and to determine a dental home care plan that works for you and your dog.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Dental disease is painful and negatively impacts your dog’s overall health. It can affect their quality of life by causing discomfort when eating, playing or grooming.

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