Clean teeth and healthy gums do more than just ward off bad breath in your animal friend. Good dental care also helps to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease, keeping your pet happier and healthier over time. Yet pet dentistry remains one of the most frequently neglected components of animal health care, leading to the majority of adult companion animals already suffering from some type of oral health problem.

You can help your pet beat the odds and enjoy a healthy, fresh mouth for life. Aspen Commons Animal Hospital offers comprehensive pet dentistry services, including preventative care as well as the advanced care and treatment of existing oral health problems. Whether it’s a dental exam or routine cleaning, or something more complex, up to and including oral surgery, we’re prepared to get your companion’s dental health in tip-top shape. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s teeth a second thought, it’s never too late to start!

Some of the signs your pet may be suffering from dental problems include:

  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Bad breath
  • Yellow, broken or missing teeth
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. Even if you bring your pet in annually for dental care, problems can arise in between appointments that must be addressed quickly. This can help extend and improve the quality of your companion’s life.

In addition to our professional pet dentistry services, we’ll also work with you to show you ways you can help your pet maintain a healthy mouth year round, in between dental appointments. Our team will gladly provide demonstrations of proper home brushing techniques, as well as provide advice and recommendations on certain products you can use that are designed to promote good oral health in pets. Together we’ll work hard to keep your companion smiling pretty for many years to come!



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