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Dental Program

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Last century people had many fewer teeth, smelly infected mouths, terrible halitosis and a much shorter lifespan. Advances in dental care have made a huge difference to everyone’s lives in the modern world. 

At Pittwater Animal Hospital we aim help your pets have much healthier mouths and thus much happier lives. Regular checks and routine maintenance are really helpful to keep animals mouths healthy.

Our dental program includes free dental checks and discounted dentals all year round if regular care is needed. Dogs and cats in our dental program find themselves with much healthier mouths, having far fewer extractions and living happier, healthier and longer lives.

As young animals, we discuss the best foods to eat. We show how to monitor adult teeth as they appear and trouble shoot for any potential long term dental problems.  Dry food often helps with good chewing in puppies and kittens but as adult animals dental dry foods like Royal Canin Dental food can keep mouths clean and healthy.

If we find plaque and tartar is building up we can show you how to brush or wipe your pet’s teeth. Every day, teeth get a slime deposit called plaque, and if this slime is allowed to sit on the tooth it calcifies and becomes a hard coating called tartar. The tartar builds up and houses smelly bacteria. Tartar soon presses on the gum margin causing root disease, leading to rotten teeth that need extraction. 

Many of the modern breeds of dog and some cats will have significant tartar build up no matter how much at home maintenance is performed. These pets really benefit from regular teeth cleaning under anaesthetic. Some dogs will need a teeth clean every 12-18 months. This is why we have started the Pittwater Dental Program. 

If your pet has had a dental at PAH within the last 12-18 months you can book in for a dental promo at a significantly discounted price. We also offer these promos during dental month each year.

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All animals having a dental scale and polish will have our well-rehearsed and managed general anaesthetic. If extractions are needed extra pain relief will be given and then sent home with you at no extra charge.

Animals that are having a discounted dental as part of our Pittwater Dental Program all receive pre-anaesthetic blood tests, so their long term health can be well managed.

Pets will usually go home the same day. Reminders are then set for free dental checks every 6-12 months so we can avoid unnecessary extractions. Once teeth become diseased they are much more difficult to manage but can be retained with good dental care. 

For at-home-care after any procedure at PAH look at our After Care page. 

Call us today to enquire about a Dental Promo for your pet.

Phone 9913 7979

Some cats will have painful cavity lesions which make eating very painful. 

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