You share more than you realize with your dog, including bacteria. Exposure to germs in your dog's mouth can increase your risk of developing capnocytophaga, a serious blood infection.View Article
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Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth! We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. The veterinarian performs a dental examination and extracts teeth that cannot be safely salvaged. The teeth have a gel applied to help slow the recurrence of tarter build up. Advanced dental procedures such as root canals, caps, and endodontic procedures are referred to a veterinary dental specialist.
Check out these before and after shots of a pet's dental:
Dental treats, chews, pet toothbrushes and toothpastes are also all available for purchase at Riverside to help you keep up your pet's dental care routine at home!