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Is your pet’s smile as healthy as it could be?

The condition of your pet’s teeth tells a lot about his or her overall wellbeing. Bad breath, broken teeth, swollen gums and tartar buildup can all lead to other medical problems throughout your companion’s body. Poor dental health can even shorten your pet’s life. The good news is there are things you can do to protect your loved one. It begins with the professional dental services at Hometown Pet Care.

Good dental health starts with a solid foundation of preventative care. This includes annual dental exams, professional cleanings and more. When we can examine your pet’s teeth and gums on a regular basis, we can identify areas of concern that may need to be addressed. This provides for a much faster diagnosis and treatment plan, which can result in a more favorable outcome. Annual visits also involve certain proactive measures that will help to strengthen your pet’s teeth and keep the gums healthy.

Should the need for more advanced treatment be required, we’re experienced and well-equipped to help. Our team can perform extractions of diseased teeth, treat abscesses and assist with many other dental procedures. Our goal is to stay on top of your companion’s oral health so that we can prolong and improve his or her quality of life.

Some of the signs that may indicate a dental problem in your pet include:

  • Drooling more than usual
  • Changes to eating or chewing habits
  • Bad breath
  • Visible plaque or tartar buildup
  • Broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Facial swelling or pain

If your pet is showing any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. You should also be caring for your companion’s teeth at home, in between visits with us. Brushing at least three times a week and offering food or toys that are designed to support dental health are recommended. If you need advice, guidance or even a demonstration, just ask! We’re here to help!

Let’s work together to get that little guy or gal smiling once again. Call today to get started!