If you see tartar on your dog’s teeth, we can help!
Taking care of your teeth is something that humans are very aware of! We understand the importance of regular brushing and flossing our teeth for a winning smile, while also helping us to avoid dental problems. However, we often forget to extend this same kind of care to our dogs. While the teeth of your favourite furry friend are not identical to our human teeth, they can still accumulate plaque and tartar due to the food they eat. When there are plaque and tartar on dogs’ teeth, brushing will not be as effective as you need it to be, and you should consider a cosmetic teeth cleaning service from our team at APL Teeth Cleaning & Treats.
Many people in Ontario, including pet parents, mistakenly think that plaque and tartar on dogs’ teeth are the same thing. Plaque is actually a very sticky substance that is created when bacteria start to break down leftover food particles that have combined with the dog’s saliva in their mouth. Clinging to each tooth surface, plaque can grow and then harden, which is when it becomes tartar. Tartar on dogs’ teeth is hard, crusty, and needs more than a toothbrush to remove the substance. We can scrape off tartar using specialized hand tools, much like something you would see at your own dental cleaning.
When you come to us worried about tartar on your dog’s teeth, we want to help you and your pooch with our cosmetic dog teeth cleaning along with our healthy pet treats. We put your pet at ease in a calming environment and get to work gently but methodically scraping each tooth’s surface to remove the tartar as well as the plaque that is above the gum line. When we are done, your pooch will have a beautiful smile! For more information or to make an appointment, please give us a call today!