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What Happens at the Dentist?

Dental exams

Every regular exam in our clinics includes a thorough dental exam. We’ll also recommend a home care plan to help you keep your pet healthy. If we find disease, we will recommend a treatment plan.

Professional dental cleaning

Part of your pet’s treatment plan may include a professional dental cleaning under carefully monitored anaesthesia. We’ll provide antibiotics and pain medication for your pet as needed.

Dental X-rays

Only a portion of a tooth is visible above the gum line. Dental X-rays show us what we can’t see – the tooth’s structure below the gums and the bone that anchors it.

Pet Teeth Cleaning Tips

Cleaning our pets teeth can be difficult at the best of times, but here are a few tips to help you keep your pets teeth clean without too much trouble.

  • Introduce a brushing program gradually and early; training using the steps below may take several days or weeks.
  • At first, dip your finger into beef broth for a dog or tuna water for a cat, and rub your finger over the pet’s mouth and teeth.
  • Make these initial sessions brief and positive.
  • Introduce gauze on your finger with the same beef or tuna flavour and begin rubbing the teeth in a circular motion.
  • Before graduating to a soft-bristle toothbrush, put a small amount of toothpaste specifically designed for pets on your finger and allow the pet to taste it.
  • Finally, apply a small dab of pet toothpaste on a moist toothbrush and allow your pet to lick the bristles. Begin brushing gently at a 45-degree angle away from the gum line.
  • Please note: toothpaste designed for people contains ingredients that may upset your pet’s stomach. Use pet toothpaste.


Click below for further information on:

- Dog Bad Breath
- Cat Bad Breath
- Gum Disease in Dogs
- Gum Disease in Cats
- Pet dental services

Our Locations

Office Hours

Newtown Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone:(02) 9519 4111

Inner West Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Phone:(02) 9516 1466

Kellyville Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Phone:(02) 8883 0533

Norwest Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone:(02) 8883 0411

Northern Beaches Newport Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 9pm

Phone:(02) 9997 4609

Avalon Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4pm
Sunday - 9am - 4pm (Oct-Jan)

Phone:(02) 9918 0833


 

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