Dog and Cat Teeth
Cleaning in Alpena, MI
At Sunrise Veterinary Services in Alpena, dental care is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. In fact, we perform regular oral exams as part of an annual wellness check-up. While we always check for signs of dental disease, we also highly recommend preventive pet dental care regardless of whether or not we find signs of disease. With proper at-home care and regular professional cleanings, your dog and cat can avoid dental complications all together!
Professional Cat and Dog Dental Care:
Reversing Dental Disease
If caught early enough, dental disease can be completely reversed with a single professional teeth cleaning. Dental disease begins with plaque build-up which soon hardens into tartar where bacteria thrives and begins to inflame the gums. As it progresses, tartar forms below the gum line, causing severe inflammation, pain, and even erosion of the tooth. Once it has gotten this far, teeth may break and fall out. Bacteria can also then leak into the bloodstream and cause damage to internal organs.
With regular dog and cat teeth cleaning, this debilitating stage of the disease can be avoided. During a dental visit, our trained staff will perform:
- A thorough dental exam
- Scaling of each tooth both above and below the gumline
- Polishing of each tooth to slow the progression of future plaque build-up
- Extractions of damaged teeth if needed
Pet Dentist Exams for Small Mammals & Exotics
Our extensive dental treatments are for cats and dogs, but for small mammals and exotics, we will perform dental examinations to ensure their oral health. While scaling is not possible for small mammals, we can recommend diets that will help ensure proper oral health and hygiene.
Preventive Pet Dental Care at Home
Dental care doesn’t start and stop with us. As a responsible owner, it is up to you to continue to provide your pet with consistent pet dental care at home. While brushing your cat or dog’s teeth every day is the best method, it can be difficult with uncooperative pets and busy schedules. Luckily, there are plenty of other options such as dental diets, dental treats, water additives, rinses, and more. Ask us about your pet’s options at your next appointment!
We brought our cat Maizey in for a wellness check and immunizations this morning. The office staff were so nice! Dr. LaCross and Ruth were so gentle with Maizey and were so sweet to her. The services were very affordable. You need to stop by just to say hello to their "Greeter Cats"
Professional and friendly. They treat my fur babies like their own. Very thorough and willing to speak to you about everything.
I came here with my cat and am so happy that I did! They all care so much and are very affordable.
I always get 5 star service. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
The staff is the absolute best!!!
I would rate five stars in all aspects of the visit very pleased with the great service and prices! Thank you
We love Dr. Heidi! Her enthusiasm is infectious; her love of all living things very apparent. She is gentle and kind with my kitty boys, encouraging and respectful to me. It is very much appreciated!
Staff is always friendly, compassionate and helpful. The doctors are gentle, thorough and knowledgeable. We always leave knowing our pets have been well cared for and we are so grateful for the manner in which they not only care for our fur babies but also the manner in which they care for us.
The staff was AMAZING. They went above and beyond. I would highly recommend this veterinarian practice to anybody looking for a good place to take your pet.
It's the feeling of being with family (the ones you like), safe & trusting. I wouldn't consider taking our two boys anywhere else! Thank you to the doctors and professional staff at Sunrise Vet.
I have never met more compassionate or caring staff in a veterinary office until I went to Sunrise. They really care about the animals they treat as well as their owners! Kudos to you all!