If your tooth is hurting and sensitive, it’s relatively easy to deal with the problem: all you have to do is pick up the phone and make a dentist appointment. However, for your pets, maintaining oral health isn’t as easy for them. Here are some tips for keeping your pets smiling their brightest smiles.

  • Take your pet to the veterinarian for a dental examination. Just like in a regular dental exam, the doctor will remove plaque from the teeth, check for gum disease, and polish the teeth’s surfaces.
  • Regularly clean your pet’s teeth with pet-specific toothpaste and toothbrush. Unlike humans, pets don’t need their teeth cleaned twice a day. However, once a week will help remove built-up plaque and debris.
  • Avoid feeding your pet foods with added sugar. Just like human teeth, animals’ teeth can become susceptible to bacteria when sugar sits on them.

As always, consult your veterinarian in regard to matters of pet health. If you’re interested in keeping your teeth clean, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.