Dental Home Care Information
Home dental care is important to help keep your pet’s teeth in the best possible condition and to lengthen the time between dental cleanings. A combination of home dental care and regular professional cleanings can extend your pet’s life expectancy by years.
The best thing you can do for your pet’s teeth is daily brushing. We have toothbrushes available that are specially designed to suit your pet’s mouth. We also offer pet-safe toothpaste in vanilla mint, malt and poultry flavors to suit your pet’s palate.
C.E.T. HEXtra Chews:
C.E.T. HEXtra Chews combine the mechanical action of rawhide and antimicrobial power of chlorhexidine to control plaque and prevent tartar from forming. C.E.T. chews are basted with a great poultry flavor dogs love! Chews come in sizes for all dogs from petite to extra large and special cat chews made from freeze-dried fish. Pets love C.E.T. Chews as a daily treat!
OraVet Plaque Prevention Gel is a once weekly dental sealant that binds to tooth surfaces. This treatment helps keep the plaque and tarter from attaching to the teeth by creating an invisible barrier. OraVet can be swabbed on the outer surface of the upper teeth or applied to a C.E.T. chew. Studies show that using OraVet weekly can reduce plaque and tartar by 47%.
C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse:
C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse application is easily applied by a squirt in either side of your pet’s mouth. The treatment spreads throughout the oral cavity, coating the teeth with the anti-plaque agent chlorhexidine which protects against plaque and tartar forming bacteria.
BreathaLyser contains natural bioactive enzymes, chlorhexidine, and other active ingredients to help reduce tartar build-up and bad breath by destroying plaque forming bacteria.
Hills T/D has been clinically proven to reduce gingivitis, stains, and bad breath. It contains a vegetable fiber matrix which scrubs the exposed tooth surface like an edible toothbrush, reducing bacteria-laden plaque. Available for both dogs and cats, this can be given as a daily diet or as a treat.
Any of the above products can be used in conjunction with each other to help give your pet the best dental health possible. Since tartar and plaque can start building up in your pet’s mouth within a day of their professional dental cleaning it is important to perform proper home care for sustained oral health.
Additionally, we recommend the Porphyromonas “P3” vaccine for dogs. This vaccine targets the three main types of bacteria that cause periodontal disease and is given as two injections three weeks apart, then annually as a booster. Annual to semi-annual dental evaluations with your pet’s doctor are also advised to ensure your pet’s optimum dental health.