Maintaining a high level of oral and dental care is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health. The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three.
Numerous studies have tied oral health to longevity; a high level of oral health care can promote your pet's overall wellness as dental disease doesn't affect just the mouth: It can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney diseases.
Two critical components of Vista Veterinary Hospital's dental care program are oral examinations and dental cleanings.
Vista Veterinary Hospital's dental care begins when puppies and kittens are examined for problems related to their baby teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings and oral development. Later on, we look for growth abnormalities, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease and oral tumors.
Vista's veterinarians will instruct you on the best way to help care for your pet's teeth and gums at home, the most important part in dental health!