Think about your own or your children’s dental care. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist and dental hygienist once every six months and brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily.
Now look at your cat or dog, are you brushing their teeth at least once daily? If you are, great for you!! Most owners are not. But we know from recent veterinary medical studies that poor oral health is a contributing factor to shortening pet’s life spans, by two to five years, and that many of these pets have been quietly suffering as their instinct is to hide problems and for some may interfere with their consumption of food.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have oral disease by the time they reach their third birthday. We certainly see that in our practice as well. Left untreated, simple tartar and gingivitis can progress to PAIN and INFECTION.
The best care for oral health is always Preventative Care — and we at Jefferson Animal Clinic have developed a preventative dental care program for our patients.The Commitment to Oral Health (CoTOH) program is meant to offer year-round dental care to benefit your cat or dog and also to offer financial savings up to 40% for you! This is truly a commitment from you to bring your pet in for assessment and treatment. Our commitment is to do our best to make that as affordable as possible, without compromising our high standards of care, through this program.
Call today to learn more and/or schedule your pet’s complimentary technician dental exam. (We also check every pet’s teeth at their scheduled wellness and other appointments).
Jefferson Animal Clinic is now offering Root Canal Therapy!
Root Canal Therapy is most commonly performed on teeth that are discolored or broken, and most commonly on large, functional teeth in the mouth. Root Canal Therapy allows salvage of functional teeth by removing the affected inner pulp. The canal is then cleaned and filled with dental material. Finally, a hard protective layer is applied, then the tooth can be used for playing and chewing again.
Visit Dr Donald E Beebe DVM, DAVDC to learn more on Root Canal Therapy from a board certified veterinary dentist.
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