There are many different products on the market now that claim to clean your pet’s teeth and prevent the need for a full dental under anesthetic. Although it might visually appear to make the teeth look healthy and certainly does make the breath smell better, the problems with these products and hand scaling while awake is they do not take care of the problems that build up under the gum lines and continue to decay the tooth and the jaw. They also do not reach all of the surfaces of the teeth that can be reached when the animal is placed under anesthetic.
Read about how to care for your pet's teeth, what to watch for and the importance of dental cleanings under anesthetic on our Blog:
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