Dental hygiene plays an important part in your pet’s overall health. If not properly cared for, your pet’s teeth and gums can become a haven for dangerous bacteria which can eventually lead to dental disease, a condition that affects the entire body. So how can you know if your pet’s mouth is healthy? Well, if you haven’t made a commitment to dental care, chances are it’s not. Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a complete oral exam with dental cleaning and x-rays, or options for at-home dental care.

Merrick Animal Hospital has everything your pet needs to enjoy a happy, healthy mouth for life. Our highly skilled veterinary professionals are experienced in performing routine preventative dental care, such as exams and cleanings, as well as treating and managing existing oral health problems. Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn’t be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

We want to help your pet live a long, healthy life, and we believe that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Together we will work hard to help your companion enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.