According to the American Animal Hospital Association, 85% of all dogs over the age of one year have some kind of periodontal disease. Cats too suffer from common ailments including gingivitis, cavities, and other periodontal diseases. Plaque that builds up on your pet’s teeth is composed of bacteria. These bacteria can affect more than just your pet’s mouth. Bacteria from the mouth and teeth also attack kidneys, liver, lungs, heart and eventually the brain if they are not cleaned away. With regular dental cleanings many animals can avoid tartar, gum disease and even tooth decay. We use an ultra-sonic scaler and an air-powered dental unit similar to the ones used in many dentist offices. This allows us to clean, polish and fluoride your pet’s teeth as well as perform other dental procedures.