Eden Park Vets is an RCVS accredited veterinary surgery situated in Beckenham and has been looking after the health of pets in the local Kent and London areas since 1999. Our team has over 30 years of experience and provides a wide range of services including dental care and treatments. On this page, we’re looking at the importance of oral health for your pet.
The Importance of Oral Health for Your Pet
It is a well-known fact that good oral hygiene is linked to long term health benefits, as well ensuring your pet has a clean orifice and better breath! It has been scientifically proven that poor oral hygiene can lead to a number of health problems, not just related periodontal diseases and tooth loss, but various underlying issues such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia and respiratory problems. This is due to bacteria that originates in the mouth, travelling around the body and causing issues to other part of the body.
Unfortunately, recent statistics tell us that around 80% of pets over the age of three years have some form of dental disease that requires treatment. If you suspect your pet has poor oral health, visit Eden Park Veterinary Surgery in Beckenham for a check and expert dental advice. Our qualified vets and nurses are committed to the improving the oral health of pets and we are fully equipped with the latest equipment to carry out dental treatments.
Pets with dental disease frequently have bad breath and discoloured teeth, but other things to look out for include:
Loose teeth that may fall out
Tooth root abscesses
Periodontal disease (damage to the tissues around the teeth)
Gingivitis (gum inflammation and infection)
Plaque and tartar
If you suspect that your pet has any of the above issues, we recommend visiting our local veterinary surgery in Beckenham with your pet as soon as possible. Our trained vets and nurses will be able to recommend the best course of treatment. Regular dental care and teeth brushing is essential to prevent oral health problems such as the ones listed above.
To prevent dental disease, we recommend cleaning your pet’s teeth daily using a pet toothpaste or gel and soft bristle toothbrush. Oral rinses are also effective, as are drinking water additives and dental treats, if brushing your pet’s teeth is not possible. There are also specially-formulated foods that can help to control plaque and tartar, contact Eden Park Vets for further advice on these helpful home treatments.
Eden Park Vets – Dental Care
At Eden Park Veterinary Surgery in Beckenham, we have over 30 years of experience in pet dental care and dental treatments. No matter the quality of your pet’s oral health, do not hesitate to visit our practice for a thorough dental check. We provide affordable treatments and expert advice from our team of highly qualified vets and nurses.