Pet dental care is an important part of your pet's overall health. As your pet's Castle Rock veterinarian, we offer a variety of dental services for pets in the surrounding community. We recommend that all pet owners take their pets to the Castle Rock vet for dental care at least once a year. Getting your pet's teeth examined and cleaned by a professional will help ensure that your pet is free from periodontal disease and has healthy teeth and gums.
Knowing how to recognize the signs of pet dental disease is important for pet owners. Below are some of the most common signs of pet dental disease.
Stains on the teeth and gums
Red, inflamed swollen gums
Reluctance to eat
Loose, chipped, missing or cracked teeth
If your pet displays any of the symptoms above, take your pet in for a dental appointment right away.
At Brekke Veterinary Clinic in Castle Rock, we offer the following dental services to pets:
Dental examinations. We'll check your pet's teeth for signs of plaque buildup, gum disease or cavities.
Dental cleanings. We'll remove any plaque buildup on your pet's teeth to ensure that the enamel is clean and polished.
Tooth extraction. If your pet's tooth should become infected, we'll extract the tooth to stop the spread of the infection.
Dental consultations. You may have questions about the best ways to care for your pet's teeth. We'll answer your questions to ensure that your pet gets the best care possible.
As a pet owner, you can help take care of your pet's teeth. We recommend training your pet to accept tooth brushing when he or she is very young. Training your pet to let his or her teeth be brushed will help you keep your pet's teeth cleaned and will help you prevent dental problems in the future.
To train your pet, start by putting your finger on your pet's teeth, and then brush the teeth with your finger up and down. Once your pet is used to having your finger brushing his or her teeth, start integrating a toothbrush and toothpaste into the routine. We recommend cleaning your pet's teeth once per day, or at least once per week.
At Brekke Veterinary Clinic, we're your source for Castle Rock pet dental care. We offer the very best in pet dental care and have the expertise needed to help ensure that your pet has healthy teeth and gums. For answers to questions about pet dental hygiene, or to get started with a pet appointment today, contact us at 303-474-4260.