Pet Dentistry

It is incredibly important to look after your pet's oral health. Just like in humans, tartar and plaque builds up on your pet's teeth, resulting in gingivitis (red, swollen gums), halitosis (bad breath) and tooth root abscesses.

Over 80% of dogs and cats over 3 years of age have dental disease, which shows how crucial it is that they receive frequent dental check-ups and cleaning, to avoid preventable and costly extractions. 

At Beverly Hills Animal Hospital, we utilise the iM3 dental machine and dental x-ray system. The dental machine comes with an ultrasonic scaler, a high speed drill for difficult extractions, plus suction and polishing handpieces. When you bring your pet in for a dental clean with us, you can be assured that they will receive a top-quality service from our experienced vets.

Remember, any bad breath in dogs and cats is NOT normal, and most animals will continue eating despite advanced dental disease.

Signs of dental disease

  • Bad breath
  • Reluctance to eat hard biscuits and chews
  • Bleeding and inflamed gums
  • Tartar present around the gums
  • Abnormal levels of drool

Best ways to prevent dental disease

  • Regular veterinary checks
  • Regular teeth scaling and polishing
  • Use special pet toothbrushes and toothpaste (do NOT use human toothpaste)
  • Dental diets, eg: Hills t/d or Royal Canin Dental
  • Dental chews/treats approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC)
  • Pet-safe mouthwash to add to their drinking water