Your pet’s dental health is paramount to maintaining overall health. A routine dental cleaning is recommended annually for most pets and even twice per year for some pets. A cleaning is performed to PREVENT dental disease. During your pet’s dental procedure we will remove all tartar from teeth above and below the gums (sub-gingival) using both ultrasonic and hand scaling tools. After the tartar is removed, we will use dental probes to determine if there are periodontal pockets, which indicate loss of attachment of gum and bone to the tooth. At the end of the procedure we will polish the teeth and apply fluoride to brighten and smooth tooth services. We will then flush and rinse the teeth with an anti-bacterial rinse.