The last time your pet came in for a sloppy, wet kiss, did you find yourself holding your breath? Do you ever get the urge to slip your companion a breath mint whenever he or she snuggles up close to you?

Contrary to popular belief, foul breath is not something that you simply must learn to live with. In fact, it could be a sign that your pet is experiencing a dental problem.

Dental health is one of the most overlooked components of pet care, yet it’s one of the most important factors in keeping your companion happy and healthy. An unhealthy mouth can cause everything from stinky breath to tooth loss and it can eventually lead to dental disease, a serious medical condition that can wreak havoc on your pet’s entire body. The good news is this is easily preventable through routine dental care – both at the vet and at home.

The dental team at Cornell Center Animal Hospital is experienced in performing a wide range of professional pet dentistry services, including preventative care as well as the treatment and management of existing oral health problems. We use cutting edge technology and the most modern equipment available to examine, clean and polish the teeth, helping to keep plaque and tartar at bay and reducing the risk of periodontal disease. We are also skilled at performing extractions and oral surgery, as needed, for pets that already suffer from existing dental problems.

We’ll also include you as an important member of your pet’s dental health care team. Our skilled, knowledgeable professionals will gladly work with you, providing guidance and advice on home brushing techniques as well as products that you can use at home, in between vet visits, to help your pet maintain good oral health.

Some of the signs and symptoms of dental problems include:

  • Bad breath
  • Discolored, loose or broken teeth
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Pain while eating or disinterest in chewing on toys

Don’t ignore your pet’s dental problems a moment longer. Make a commitment to your companion’s ongoing dental care and let us help your pet enjoy a healthy mouth for life!