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Jan. 23, 2013

National Pet Dental Month

Do you brush your dog or cat's teeth regularly? Most pet owners may not even think about their pet's oral health, much less realize the importance of it. February is National Pet Dental Month, so now is the perfect time to remind you of the importance of taking care of your dog or cat's teeth. Pets need their teeth just as much as we do, and oftentimes their teeth get neglected.

As part of your pet's routine annual exam we will do an oral exam to inspect your pet's teeth and gums. During this exam we can discuss any problems we may find and discuss the overall oral health of your pet. For some pets we may recommend a professional cleaning to be done at our clinic.

You should brush your pet's teeth regularly to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, which may lead to infection and tooth loss. Recent studies have shown that there is a correlation between your pet's oral health and systemic health, so a healthy mouth reflects a healthy pet.

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