The Importance of Regular Pet Dental Check-ups

pet dental check up.

Like humans, our furry companions need regular dental care to ensure they lead a life full of happy tail wags and contented purrs. At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of pet dental care to overall health and well-being, and we’re committed to keeping your pet’s smile bright and healthy.  


Common Dental Problems in Pets

Black Lab with toothbrush.

At Bowman Veterinary Hospital, we understand that your pet’s wellness hinges on more than routine check-ups and vaccinations. Dental health is a cornerstone of overall vitality—this is why we emphasize the importance of yearly dental exams for your furry friends.

By the tender age of three, it’s common for pets to show signs of dental disease, which, if ignored, can lead to consequences beyond tooth loss or bad breath. Periodontal disease, for instance, doesn’t just stay confined to the mouth—it can venture into the bloodstream and potentially compromise vital organs like the heart.


How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth: A Step-by-Step Guide

Brushing dog's teeth.

There’s been a lot of chatter lately about the importance of brushing a pet’s teeth, and while it’s easy to recommend daily pet toothbrushing, it’s another thing entirely to accomplish this goal. We understand. Protecting your pet’s pearly whites takes a team approach, and we’re here to help. We’ll do our part at your pet’s wellness and preventive care visit, inspecting your pet’s mouth for outward signs of dental disease and recommending a schedule for professional dental cleanings. And at home, there are ways to protect your pet’s dental hygiene between visits.

Read on for toothbrushing techniques and other helpful hints from our team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital.