How To Keep Your Pet's Mouth Healthy

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Just like our own dental care, it’s important to take proper care of canine and feline teeth!

When left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup can progress to painful periodontal disease, which can spread to other organs and cause significant and even life-threatening illnesses.

It’s been reported too, that over 70 percent of all cats and dogs have been affected by periodontal disease.

Don’t let YOUR furry BFF be part of that alarming statistic!

Not to mention, a painful mouth = a painful life for your pet. Some pet owners are shocked to see the condition of their pets' mouth post-exam, exclaiming "I had no idea!". Let's not forget that our pets are masters at disguising their pain. Masking pain and continuing to eat are evolutionary adaptive measures which have progressed the species over time - your dog has become wired to not show too much pain.

So what can you do? In cases such as these, preventative measures are simply the best. This is where your regular dental examinations and cleanings come in. A dental cleaning removes not only the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces but also the bacteria under the gums. This eliminates potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss - and saves you even bigger veterinarian bills down the road!

When you're in, we'll advise you on some great tips and tricks to establish a regular homecare routine.

In October, book your FREE Dental Exam…

….and you’ll receive 20% off your pet teeth cleaning.

Call today to book - these appointments fill up fast, and time is running out: (250) 339-6555

Some recent dental success stories here @ Sunrise!

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Bye bye to a bad tooth!

This little puppy will feel MUCH more comfy now that his bad tooth has been removed and he’s on some medication 💊 to make the pain and infection disappear. ⁣⁣

⁣Broken or damaged teeth become discoloured when blood from the inside of the tooth (pulp cavity) leaks into the tooth material itself (dentin tubules). ⁣⁣This is a sign that the tooth should be removed before an abscess forms - like the one in this photo! ⁣⁣ ⁣

Dogs with an underbite

need to be examined very closely to see if they have abnormal tooth-on-gums contact. This little guy’s upper teeth were creating little holes in the gums behind his lower teeth. The holes are subtle but they had worn right through to damage the roots of the lower teeth! The offending upper teeth were removed to stop the painful tooth-on-gums contact and allow the holes to heal.

Rest up little buddy, you’ll be back to your shenanigans in no time!