Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Services in Bolingbrook, IL

Are your pet’s teeth and gums in mint condition? With good oral hygiene, dogs and cats can keep periodontal (gum) disease at bay and avoid its uncomfortable, life-limiting effects, including infection of the gums, tooth loss, and possibly even heart, liver, or kidney disease. In short, clean teeth are essential for your pet to live a long and happy life. At Boughton Square Animal Clinic, we offer all the cat and dog teeth cleaning services your pet needs to avoid painful oral infection and systemic illness, which are easily preventable yet affect a majority of adult pets.

Treat your pet’s teeth and gums as you would treat your own. Schedule their dental exam with us online or by calling (630) 759-0093.

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Signs Your Pet Needs a Dental Exam

Evidence of poor oral health is not always easy to find, even for the most observant pet parents. Still, there are a few signs which could point to a problem, and the only way to know for sure is to make an appointment with your veterinarian. You should contact us right away if you notice any of these problems taking place with your pet:

  • Bad breath
  • Drooling often
  • Eating less
  • Losing weight
  • Difficulty eating
  • Refusing to play with chew toys or engage in tug-of-war games
  • Chewing on just one side when eating
  • Pawing or rubbing at face

What to Expect with Cat and Dog Teeth Cleanings

A consistent, effective pet dental care routine always begins at home, but our veterinary team also plays a role in helping your four-legged family member resist the build up of plaque and tartar.

Teeth cleaning procedures typically involve these steps:

  • Examining your pet’s mouth while they are under anesthesia
  • Using our digital dental X-ray equipment to evaluate your pet’s oral health below the gum line
  • Scaling (scraping) the teeth to remove every trace of plaque and tartar
  • Polishing each tooth to smooth the enamel and slow further plaque and tartar buildup
  • Extracting any significantly loose or damaged teeth (our team will contact you before doing any extractions)
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What We Recommend for At-Home Dental Care

For the best dental care, your pet should have a teeth cleaning routine at home, and they should see our team annually for a dental checkup and possible anesthesia teeth cleaning. We offer a variety of quality, VOHC-approved* dental care products for pets, including:

  • Toothpaste and tooth brushes
  • Dental chews and treats
  • Oral care wipes and gels
  • Water additives

*VOHC-approved products are endorsed by the Veterinary Oral Health Council and are proven to be effective and safe for dogs and cats.

Need help establishing a dental care routine for your pet? Call us today at (630) 759-0093 or make your appointment online!