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Pet Dental Care
The Importance of Dental Care
Good dental hygiene can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being and add additional years to his or her life. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.
If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the time they are 3 years old.
We believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a COHAT (Complete Oral Health Assessment & Treatment). Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and a mouth rinse, the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.
Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital offers digital dental radiology which produces high-definition images of your pet's teeth. More accurate than traditional radiology, digital dental radiology produces clear images of the area below your pet's gum line in order to diagnose dental disease that cannot be seen by visual examination alone. This is a powerful tool for enabling the treatment of dental disease before it becomes much larger and more difficult to treat.
Your pet's dental prophylaxis includes:
We chart your pet's teeth at every cleaning. One of our veterinarians evaluates his or her teeth and any x-rays that may be taken.