Preventive Dental Care
Routine dental care matters.
How can I help my cat maintain good oral hygiene?
The best way to make sure your cat’s teeth remain healthy is by having routine annual exams. Whether you have a kitten with a mouth full of baby teeth or an adult cat whose teeth need to be checked for plaque, tartar, or dental disease, having a veterinarian examine them is the first step to making sure they’re in good health.
During your cat’s comprehensive physical, your veterinarian will perform a dental health assessment and make recommendations for preventive care. Sometimes this will mean performing good home preventative care, other times, it will mean scheduling an appointment for a dental cleaning or extraction.
Although we recommend brushing your cat’s teeth daily as part of a good preventive care routine, we understand that it’s not always possible. Luckily, there are other ways to maintain your cat’s oral health when you can’t brush their teeth.
- Utilize water additives
- Give your cat dental treats every other day
- Choose foods that control plaque and promote dental health
- Schedule dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
Call us at (617) 522-7877 to schedule your cat’s oral health assessment or dental cleaning.