Preventive Dental Care

Routine dental care matters.

How can I help my pet maintain good oral hygiene? 

The best way to make sure your pet’s teeth remain healthy is by bringing them in for their annual exam. Whether you have a puppy or kitten with a mouth full of baby teeth or an adult pet whose teeth need to be checked for plaque, tartar, or dental disease, having a veterinarian examine them is the first step to making sure they’re in good health. 

During your pet’s comprehensive physical, your veterinarian will perform a basic dental health assessment and make recommendations for preventive care. Sometimes this will mean asking you to brush your pet’s teeth more frequently and, other times, it will mean scheduling an appointment for a dental cleaning or extraction. 

Although we recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily as part of a good preventive care routine, we understand that it’s not always possible. Luckily, there are other ways to maintain your pet’s oral health when you can’t brush their teeth.

  • Utilize water additives 
  • Give your pet a dental chew every other day
  • Choose food and treats that control plaque and promote dental health
  • Schedule dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian

Call us at (512) 459-7676 to schedule your pet’s oral health assessment or dental cleaning. 

Dog Dental Care