Why Dentals are important: Starting January 1st though March 31st
February is Dental Awareness Month!
Plaque build-up, or gum disease/gingivitis. Plaque is composed of bacteria, saliva proteins, and food debris; as it accumulates on the teeth, and in between the gums and the teeth – it will cause
the irritation, swelling, and redness that makes up the periodontal disease. If left unchecked, the grooves deepen, forming “pockets” (much as your own dental care provider gauges during each visit), which allow the bacteria to cause more damage to the gums, ligaments and bone tissues that hold the teeth in place. One especially scary consideration is that the bacteria from the periodontal infection has a clear shot to other vital organs.
Sheffield Veterinary Hospital will honor a discount on dental procedures:
January 20%, February 15% and March 10%
Free Oral Examination:
If you, our client, feel you cannot determine if your pet needs a dental, please feel free to bring them in for a free dental exam to allow our staff to evaluate your pets mouth/teeth.
Signs to look for include:
:*bad breath, a yellow-brown crust of plaque at the base of the teeth or at the gum line *swollen and red gums *bleeding when your dog chews a hard toy, or his meal*pain when eating or chewing*pain when being touched in the mouth*a decreased appetite might indicate pain with chewing *loose or missing teeth