Dental disease is one of the most preventable yet disregarded diseases in pets. Studies show that 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age three. If left untreated, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and damage your pet’s liver, kidneys, lungs and heart.

With regular checkups and maintenance, we can help prevent this common disease. Pearland Pet Health Center offers complete dental cleanings, dental x-rays, tooth extractions and preventative products for the well being of your pet’s oral health care needs.

Cleaning your dog or cat's teeth is very similar to when we go to the dentist. We scale and polish all of the teeth and do a full examination and probing to ensure that all of the teeth and roots are healthy. The only real difference between us and a human dentist is that pets need to be sedated because they are much less likely to sit there for 40 minutes with their mouths open! They do not understand we are doing something to help them, so it makes it next to impossible to do a thorough job.

**Here is an example of the difference before and after a cleaning. This dog is 6 years old.

We recommend having your pet's teeth cleaned once a year. Some smaller breeds like chihuahuas and dachshunds could benefit from even twice a year because they are more prone to dental disease and tartar. At Pearland Pet Health Center we offer a 15% discount off the sedation, cleaning, and antibiotics every February in celebration of National Pet Dental Health Month. We also offer that same discount within 30 days after any exam.

**Our dental machine has the capability to clean, polish, section, and grind (something we do most often for rabbits) the teeth during your pet's dental.