Pet Dental FAQ

Pet Dental FAQ

At Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, California, we provide exceptional vet care and unsurpassed customer service. We are available to provide regular wellness exams, urgent care, and surgical services. As part of our veterinary wellness services, we can also provide pet dental care.

Why Pet Dental is Important?

Pet dental care should be included in your pet’s annual checkups. As preventative care, pets’ teeth need attention at any age. Poor oral hygiene in pets, just as in people, can lead to more than just bad breath. Pets can suffer from painful gum disease (periodontal disease) and tooth decay, which could lead to painful extractions. Disease and infection in the mouth can act as a starting point for further medical problems. Bacteria in the mouth travel in pets’ saliva to various other parts of their body and cause organ issues. These problems and many more are several reasons why pet dental care is important.

What Can I Do to Help Keep My Pet’s Clean?

Many pet owners believe that chewing hard pellet-type food or treats sufficiently cleans their pets’ teeth. It doesn’t. However, you can use them accordingly to help reduce plaque and tartar. One of the more effective ways you can help maintain your pet’s oral hygiene is by brushing its teeth. Regular brushing of pet teeth isn’t as uncommon as people realize. There are several kinds of toothpaste and toothbrushes available commercially that you can use to brush your pet’s teeth to promote good dental health.

What Will a Veterinarian Do During a Dental Cleaning?

Your pet should have an oral exam and cleaning with a veterinarian every year. During a dental cleaning, a veterinarian will check the mouth, teeth, and gums for signs of dental problems, infections, and diseases, similar to the visits with our dentist. Then, the veterinarian will remove any plaque or tartar buildup from the teeth. Afterward, the vet will polish the teeth.

Where Should I Take My Pet for a Dental Cleaning?

Bring your pet to Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, CA. We can make sure your pet is not suffering from dental problems, and we can provide advice to help you keep your pet’s oral health in good health. Call us at 562-928-1341 to schedule an appointment.

Office Hours

7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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