Regular vet checks will help to identify any development of dental disease and will allow your vet to discuss the best management plan for your pet. For adult cats and dogs with existing dental disease, a dental treatment with a scale and polish under general anaesthetic is often necessary to get their mouth back into top condition. This will allow us to start preventative measures with a clean mouth and prevent, or slow down, dental disease developing again in the future.
There are things you can do at home such as introducing premium food, specifically dental diets that can significantly reduce the development of tartar. Some chewy treats are also specifically designed to reduce tartar, promote healthy gums and freshen breath.
If your pet is calm and relaxed, daily brushing of their teeth with a specially designed pet toothbrush and pet tooth paste is also very beneficial.
For more information about how to keep your pet’s teeth healthy talk to your local Greencross Vets team or make an appointment online today for a FREE dental health check and $50 off a scale and polish if needed, simply include code GX606 in the ‘Referral Code’ section of the booking form.