Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in West Branch, MI

Happy Pets Have Healthy Mouths

If there is one thing dogs and cats have in common with us, it’s their need for an at home oral care routine such as daily teeth brushing or cleansing chews. At Compassionate Veterinary Care in West Branch, MI, we frequently treat dogs and cats for dental disease, gingivitis, loose/broken teeth, oral abscesses, and more. These conditions generally develop due to poor oral hygiene, and can therefore be prevented with consistent, comprehensive dental care practices. The key is to start your pet young with brushing and annual dental checkups, and our team is here to guide you through each step of the process.

Contact our animal hospital to start (or improve) your pet’s dental care regimen!

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Our Pet Dental Care Services

Staying on top of your pet’s dental needs can prevent painful oral health problems that take time and additional costs to treat. Compassionate Veterinary Care offers comprehensive dental services that can be easily tailored to suit your pet’s temperament and lifestyle.

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  • Annual Dental Checkups

    Routine checkups allow our team to discuss your concerns and examine your pet for signs of poor oral health. These signs usually include bad breath, red, swollen gums, excessive drooling, and yellow/brown buildup along the gum line. If your pet is having difficulty eating or chewing at home, this could also be a sign of a dental issue.

  • Dental X-rays

    Before cleaning your pet’s teeth, our team will obtain full-mouth X-rays of your pet to check for underlying dental disease. Most oral diseases are concealed below the gum line, so X-rays are necessary for getting the “bigger picture” and properly evaluating your pet’s oral health.

  • Dental Prophylaxis

    Dental prophylaxis, or teeth cleaning, requires putting your dog or cat under anesthesia and using special dental instruments to remove stubborn tartar buildup from the teeth. We clean every part of each tooth, from crown to root, to remove the potential for bacterial infection and ensure a cleaner, more comfortable mouth for your pet. Additionally, we polish the teeth to smooth the enamel and reduce plaque buildup.

  • Oral Surgery

    Our team can perform some minor oral surgeries if needed to alleviate oral pain and improve oral health. These procedures may include tooth extractions and the removal of some oral masses.

  • Annual Dental Checkups

    Routine checkups allow our team to discuss your concerns and examine your pet for signs of poor oral health. These signs usually include bad breath, red, swollen gums, excessive drooling, and yellow/brown buildup along the gum line. If your pet is having difficulty eating or chewing at home, this could also be a sign of a dental issue.

  • Dental X-rays

    Before cleaning your pet’s teeth, our team will obtain full-mouth X-rays of your pet to check for underlying dental disease. Most oral diseases are concealed below the gum line, so X-rays are necessary for getting the “bigger picture” and properly evaluating your pet’s oral health.

  • Dental Prophylaxis

    Dental prophylaxis, or teeth cleaning, requires putting your dog or cat under anesthesia and using special dental instruments to remove stubborn tartar buildup from the teeth. We clean every part of each tooth, from crown to root, to remove the potential for bacterial infection and ensure a cleaner, more comfortable mouth for your pet. Additionally, we polish the teeth to smooth the enamel and reduce plaque buildup.

  • Oral Surgery

    Our team can perform some minor oral surgeries if needed to alleviate oral pain and improve oral health. These procedures may include tooth extractions and the removal of some oral masses.

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How Do I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?

Teeth brushing is essential for every dog and cat because it slows the buildup of plaque and tartar. It’s best to start your pet’s brushing routine when they are still young, if possible, but every situation is different. Start slow by getting your pet used to having their mouth touched, and then their teeth and gums. Let them taste their pet toothpaste before attempting to brush. Positive reinforcement training is a must, as it will help your pet associate teeth brushing with good things.

For more personalized tips, contact Compassionate Veterinary Care at (989) 701-2929. We recommend making an appointment so our team can demonstrate how to brush your pet’s teeth safely and effectively!