For quality pet dental service in Sacramento area, please call us at 916-729-7779
We offer dental cleanings for dogs and cats. Your pet will be placed under
anesthesia and monitored constantly during the dental cleaning and polishing. We
begin by scaling the teeth with an ultrasonic scaler to remove the calculus that
is on the teeth below the gum line. We then use hand scaling tools to remove
calculus that is below the gum line. After all the calculus is removed the teeth
are polished to remove any small grooves that may have been created during the
scaling process. By doing this we reduce the amount of calculus that will build
up on your pet’s teeth in the future. After polishing, the mouth is rinsed and
any necessary extractions will be performed. Extractions may need to be done for
a number of reasons such as a broken tooth, gum recession, root exposure,
carries and the list goes on. A dental should be done once every one to two
years depending on how quickly calculus builds up on your pets teeth.
Your Pet's Dental Health
You should start brushing your pet's teeth when he or she is young. Start slowly
and make it fun! Use a toothpaste made for pets and a pet toothbrush, pediatric
toothbrush or even a piece of gauze wrapped around your finger. Begin by cleaning
the front surface of one or two teeth and you can gradually progress to include
all teeth. Once accustomed to regular brushing, most pets seem to enjoy it.
There are also several foods available that are formulated to reduce tartar build-up.
Eukanuba has incorporated a "Dental Defense System" in their diets. The
food contains an enzyme that remains on the teeth after a meal, and helps reduce
plaque formation. Hill's offers a food for adult
pets that is formulated
to clean tartar off the teeth. It's called t/d and is available only through veterinarians.
Adult cats and dogs with excessive tartar are constantly swallowing bacteria which
may lead to kidney problems later in life. Your pet will benefit from a regular
oral care program, but needs your help to do it!
The first Plaque-Prevention System for Pets! OraVet significantly reduces plaque
and tartar formation by preventing bacteria from attaching to your pet's teeth.
Your veterinarian applies OraVet Barrier Sealant as the last step in your pet's
dental cleaning. This sealant creates an invisible barrier that prevents plaque
and tartar forming bacteria from attaching to the teeth.
Beginning two weeks after your pet's dental cleaning, you apply OraVet Gel once
a week at home. It's the easy alternative to daily brushing and it takes less than
60 seconds to do.
What is OraVet
OraVet works in an effective new way. It significantly reduces plaque and tartar
formation by creating an invisible barrier that prevents bacteria from attaching
to your pet’s teeth.
While other products may remove plaque and tartar, OraVet is the first plaque prevention
system. It’s a completely safe and drug-free product that adheres to teeth
even through brushing.
This breakthrough approach to oral healthcare begins in the clinic with your veterinarian
and continues at home with you.
Why Oral Healthcare is Important for Pets
For the sake of your pet’s health and comfort, periodontal disease is a threat
that can’t be ignored. Many of the signs of the disease are hard to miss.
Bad breath, discolored teeth and swollen gums that may bleed easily can all be early
indications of trouble. Late-stage periodontal disease can cause permanent damage,
including loose teeth and tooth loss.
How Problems Begin
Periodontal disease begins when plaque, a mixture of bacteria and food debris, builds
up on tooth surfaces and works its way under the gum line. Toxins released by the
bacteria cause an inflammatory reaction that can lead to destruction of tissue and
bone that anchor the teeth in place. If the bacteria enter the blood stream, they
can even affect the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Serious and Common
Serious and Common Periodontal disease is not only serious, it’s also more
common than most owners realize. In fact, more than 80% of dogs have it by the time
they’re four years old. So, it’s easy to understand why periodontal
disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Prevention is the Best Protection from Periodontal Disease
Preventing periodontal disease by keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy
isn’t just a job for your veterinarian. It’s your job, too.
While nothing can take the place of regular visits to the veterinarian for checkups
and cleaning, ongoing follow-up oral care at home is just as important in controlling
plaque and tartar formation.
We will apply OraVet Barrier Sealant as the last step in your pet’s dental
Bacteria start attaching to teeth just minutes after a dental cleaning, OraVet Barrier
Sealant creates an invisible barrier that prevents plaque- and tartar-forming bacteria
from attaching. It’s just that simple.
What to Expect after Your Pet’s Dental Cleaning
The way your veterinarian cleans your pet’s teeth is very similar to the way
your dentist cleans your teeth, but pets are anesthetized during the procedure.
Because of this, your veterinarian will give you feeding and home care instructions
geared to the specific needs of your pet.
- Why is it important to have my pet’s teeth cleaned regularly?
Like people, pets need regular dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
If not removed, this buildup may lead to periodontal disease and more serious health
- I feed my pet a dental diet or dental chews. Isn’t that enough to keep its
Dental diets and dental chews can scrape off plaque above the gum line to varying
degrees, but do little to remove plaque under the gum line. OraVet prevents bacteria
from adhering to your pet’s teeth, so it significantly reduces plaque and
tartar formation above and below the gum line.
- Is the OraVet System safe for my pet?
Absolutely. OraVet Barrier Sealant and OraVet Plaque Prevention Gel are non-toxic
and may be used in pets of any age.
- If I brush my pet’s teeth regularly, should I still use OraVet Plaque Prevention
Yes. The gel is effective with or without regular brushing and it’s easy to
integrate into your regular pet dental care routine. Simply apply the gel once a
week as directed.