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Pet Dentistry for Dogs and Cats

Professional dental cleaning is often indicated when periodontal disease is present. Our own teeth are scaled by a dentist or hygienist - we sit in the chair and open our mouth when requested, letting the professional do their work. While the principles of good oral hygiene and dental health are the same for dogs and cats as for people, there are some significant differences. We understand why the procedure is important, and we typically do not need sedation or restraint. Neither is true for our pets. Another important difference between human and veterinary dental practice is that we tell the dentist when there is discomfort; to ensure that nothing is missed in dogs or cats, our patients require a thorough oral examination as part of a dental scaling procedure. Your veterinary dentist may recommend dental radiographs.  Every professional dental cleaning starts with a review of the patient's general health and any previous dental history. For a thorough, safe dental cleaning in veterinary patients, anesthesia is essential, as this permits a comprehensive assessment of the tissues, allows dental radiographs to be made when indicated, followed by the cleaning (scaling and polishing procedure) itself.   Dental disease is an often-overlooked threat to the comfort and health of your pet. Because dental disease often has few readily apparent signs, bringing your pet in for a wellness examination is the only way to ensure detection. Following this exam, your veterinarian may recommend a particular dental cleaning, oral care routine, or special treatment based on your pet's dental health needs. We also use digital dental X-rays to fully examine your pet's oral and dental health.
How do I know if my pet has dental disease?  Dental disease is the most common disease seen by veterinarians: 70-85% of pets over the age of 2 have some form of dental disease. Here are some signs that your pet may have dental disease: Bad breath Yellow, brown, or discolored teeth Loose teeth Red, inflamed gums Swollen mouth, jaws, or gums Doesn't play with chew toys as often Pain when eating It is important to have your pet checked for dental disease, as this disease can have major impacts on your pet's organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
SANOS Dental Sealant acts like a liquid seal to prevent the formation of plaque. 
more info more info The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends a full dental cleaning every six months for your pet, just the same as your dentist recommends for you. Still, imagine what that cleaning procedure would be like for you if you did not brush your teeth at all between dental visits. With proper home care, your pet may not need that six month dentistry, thus saving you the expense and your pet the extra anesthetic. New Clients New Clients
Santa Monica Veterinarians Mary Isaacs DVM, Anthony George DVM, Michael Yuan DVM, Annie Hernandez DVM, Reshma Bijlani DVM, Amelia Harris DVM, Helene Tolliver DVM,
Veterinary Dentistry for Dogs & Cats
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Professional dental cleaning is often indicated when periodontal disease is present. Our own teeth are scaled by a dentist or hygienist - we sit in the chair and open our mouth when requested, letting the professional do their work. While the principles of good oral hygiene and dental health are the same for dogs and cats as for people, there are some significant differences. We understand why the procedure is important, and we typically do not need sedation or restraint. Neither is true for our pets. Another important difference between human and veterinary dental practice is that we tell the dentist when there is discomfort; to ensure that nothing is missed in dogs or cats, our patients require a thorough oral examination as part of a dental scaling procedure. Your veterinary dentist may recommend dental radiographs.  Every professional dental cleaning starts with a review of the patient's general health and any previous dental history. For a thorough, safe dental cleaning in veterinary patients, anesthesia is essential, as this permits a comprehensive assessment of the tissues, allows dental radiographs to be made when indicated, followed by the cleaning (scaling and polishing procedure) itself.   Dental disease is an often-overlooked threat to the comfort and health of your pet. Because dental disease often has few readily apparent signs, bringing your pet in for a wellness examination is the only way to ensure detection. Following this exam, your veterinarian may recommend a particular dental cleaning, oral care routine, or special treatment based on your pet's dental health needs. We also use digital dental X-rays to fully examine your pet's oral and dental health.
How do I know if my pet has dental disease?  Dental disease is the most common disease seen by veterinarians: 70-85% of pets over the age of 2 have some form of dental disease. Here are some signs that your pet may have dental disease: Bad breath Yellow, brown, or discolored teeth Loose teeth Red, inflamed gums Swollen mouth, jaws, or gums Doesn't play with chew toys as often Pain when eating It is important to have your pet checked for dental disease, as this disease can have major impacts on your pet's organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
more info more info
SANOS Dental Sealant acts like a liquid seal to prevent the formation of plaque. 
The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends a full dental cleaning every six months for your pet, just the same as your dentist recommends for you. Still, imagine what that cleaning procedure would be like for you if you did not brush your teeth at all between dental visits. With proper home care, your pet may not need that six month dentistry, thus saving you the expense and your pet the extra anesthetic.
Santa Monica Veterinarian Reshma Bijlani DVM
1534 14th Street Santa Monica, California 90404 Schedule an Appointment
Santa Monica Pet Medical Center