Have you noticed your pet’s breath has been a little less than fresh lately? Do you shy away when he or she comes in for a slobbery kiss, or get the urge to pass a breath mint whenever they get up close and personal with you? If you answered yes, you’re hardly alone. In fact, the majority of adult dogs and cats suffer from some type of oral health issue, not the least of which is stinky breath.

Contrary to popular belief, however, this isn’t something that animal owners must simply learn to live with. In fact, bad breath could very well be a sign that your pet may be suffering from a serious dental problem. Without regular dental care, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth, inviting dangerous bacteria to develop. Over time, this bacteria can cause everything from tooth loss to dental disease, a serious medical condition that can affect your pet’s entire body, and even shorten his or her life. The good news is you can protect your companion by providing regular dental care.

Noah’s Stop 11 has all of the professional pet dentistry services your pet needs to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health! We offer comprehensive preventative dental services to help ward off plaque and tartar and prevent the development of tooth and gum problems. We routinely perform thorough dental exams and cleanings using high speed, ultrasonic instruments. If necessary, we also have the ability to x-ray your pet’s teeth for a more in-depth evaluation of his or her oral health.

Should you pet already suffer from an existing oral health problem, don’t worry – we can help with that too! Our highly skilled team is experienced in performing a wide variety of advanced dental care services, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery. We are also able to treat a broad range of dental diseases, such as gingival hyperplasia. Even if your pet has never had a dental exam or cleaning, it’s never too late! We can help get existing oral health problems under control once and for all and get your companion on the right path toward a healthier, happier mouth.

Some of the signs that your pet may be suffering from a dental problem include:

  • Bad breath
  • Discolored, loose or broken teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty chewing food and/or reluctance to play with chew toys

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs, it’s time to bring them in for a dental exam!

Finally, although equally as important, is the role you play in your pet’s dental health. You wouldn’t rely solely on your annual visit to the dentist to keep your own teeth clean, would you? Of course not! You still have to brush every day to maintain your oral health. It’s no different for your pet. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times per week – daily if possible. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is happy to provide guidance and demonstrations of these techniques, if necessary.

Healthy teeth and gums play an important role in your pet’s overall health and wellbeing, and shouldn’t be overlooked. Give us a call today to schedule a dental visit for your pet. Together we’ll work hard to keep your companion smiling pretty for life!

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