Dental Hygiene

Our mission is to keep our patients healthy and enjoying life with their families.

Pet Dental Hygiene Services in Great Falls

Ensuring Your Pet’s Long-Term Health & Happiness

An important part of your pet’s overall health is their dental health. Great Falls Animal Hospital offers pet dental hygiene services. Oral health increases your pet’s well being, adds longevity to their life, and makes your pet more pleasant to be around. Periodontal disease is caused by the build-up of plaque and bacteria on your pet’s gums and teeth and can lead to a variety of issues, including bleeding, inflammation of the gums, and possibly tooth loss. With routine dental examinations, you can help your pet avoid these problems – saving them pain and discomfort in the future.

Our dental services include:

  • Oral/dental examinations
  • Dental cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatments
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Extractions

Animal dental care is a bit more involved than human dental care, so your pet may need anesthesia to avoid stress and discomfort and keep them still.

Don’t ignore your pet’s dental hygiene! Schedule your appointment today at (703) 594-7363.

Home Prevention Tips

Though we highly recommend that you bring your pets in for routine dental checkups, there are many preventative measures you can take at home to help avoid any problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the best way to keep their teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. If you’re not sure how to, we’ll happily show you on your next visit.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

The team at Great Falls Animal Hospital offers over five decades of experience and is dedicated to your pet’s overall health and happiness. From dental care to vaccinations to routine wellness exams, we are always here for you. We are proud to be an AAHA-accredited hospital that is recognized for our outstanding level of care.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my pet's first dental cleaning?

For young pets, a first dental exam is typically recommended around 1 year of age to assess their oral health and development. For adult pets, professional dental cleanings are generally recommended every 1-2 years.

What can I expect after my pet's dental cleaning?

Your pet may be groggy and have some mild mouth soreness following the procedure. They will likely be able to return home the same day with instructions on pain medication and feeding. It's important to offer soft food for the first few days after a cleaning.

Can dental problems in pets affect their overall health?

Yes, dental problems in pets can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and infect other organs, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Don't wait until your pet shows signs of dental problems. Regular dental care is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. Contact Great Falls Animal Hospital today to schedule an appointment.

Reach out to us today for all your pet care needs! We care for pets throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The Right Choice for Your Beloved Pet

  • Five Decades of Care

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