Veterinarian in Concord, NC

Cat and DogTeeth Cleaning

With ongoing dental care at home and with us, your pet will have better oral health and a much better quality of life. Schedule their dental exam today! Call us or 704-802-1005 or schedule online by clicking the button below.


Offering teeth cleaning to pets in Concord, NC.

Your pet’s teeth need to be treated with the same care as your own. A majority of dogs and cats ages three and up have some form of dental disease, be it gingivitis or periodontal disease. Because poor oral hygiene is so common among pets, we believe it’s more important than ever to develop a dental routine at home with your pet and to consult with us annually to see if they need teeth cleaning. At Mills Creek Animal Hospital in Concord, NC, our veterinary team is able to provide a full range of cat and dog teeth cleaning services to treat and prevent various dental diseases.

How to clean your pet’s teeth at home:

The most effective way to slow plaque and tartar buildup is to brush your pet’s teeth daily (if possible). All you need is a pet toothbrush, pet-friendly toothpaste, and some patience. If you start when your pet is still a puppy or kitten, they will grow accustomed to the procedure more quickly.

First, get them used to having their teeth and gums touched, and then introduce the toothbrush. Let your pet taste the toothpaste first, too. To brush, just gently move the toothbrush in a circular motion along the gumline without pressing too hard. Be sure to reward your pet for their good behavior, and take your time. You can always call us if you need help!

Signs your pet might need to have professional teeth cleaning.

Often, dogs and cats won’t show that they’re struggling with oral pain.
Still, there are a few signs you can look for to determine whether a visit to the vet is necessary:

Is a visit to the vet necessary?
  • Noticeably bad breath
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Yellow/brown buildup on the teeth along the edge of the gum line
  • Dropping food and/or eating less than usual
  • Eating awkwardly (smacking their lips, sticking tongue out)
  • Drooling
  • Blood-tinged saliva
  • Loose or broken teeth