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Dental Care for Dogs

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For dog owners, regular canine dental prophys, or cleanings, are one of the important keys to pets' long term good health and pleasant breath. Dental cleanings advocated by Animal Hospitals Champions Northwest and Jones Road veterinarians are necessary for promoting and maintaining good canine dental health on an as needed basis, which may vary from every six months for some pets, to a year of more for others. The canine dental prophy at our veterinary hospitals is extremely thorough and comprehensive. It includes a pre-surgical exam, pre-anesthesia bloodwork, intravenous catheter, pre-sedation, gas anesthesia, full mouth radiographs, ultrasonic scaling, subgingival curettage, polishing, fluoride treatment, vital signs monitoring, recovery and Sanos™ dental barrier sealant treatment (optional). Our canine dental care services extend beyond routine care, and may also involve root canals, extractions, cancer treatment, and more oral procedures. We produced a video, "The Story of Mug and How He Got His Teeth Cleaned," which shows step by step how we do our canine prophys.

Owners may also support good canine dental health by brushing the dog's teeth daily with a pet toothpaste such as C.E.T.™ Enzymatic Toothpaste for Dogs and Cats, conducting a bi-weekly exam of the mouth (or when odor is present), applying the Sanos sealant product at home, using C.E.T. AquaDent™ drinking water additive, and purchasing a pet food or treats designed to promote canine dental health.