We emphasize prophylactic dentistry in order to prevent the start, as well as the progression of periodontal disease. Brushing the teeth and feeding veterinary dental diets are the two best ways in prevention of plaque build up. Dental exams are recommended, and are included, in our yearly wellness exams. Some breeds such as Poodles, Schnauzers, Dachshunds, Yorkshire Terriers and Greyhounds are predisposed to dental disease and will thus need more frequent cleanings and treatments. Dental procedures, such as cleaning or extractions, require general anesthesia to be performed in a safe and efficient manner for your pet.