Dental health is essential to the overall health of your pet. The lack of dental care can cause pain, tooth loss, halitosis (bad breath) and bacterial infections which can lead to periodontal disease potentially affecting your pet’s heart and kidneys. North Pines Animal Hospital can help prevent these issues through regular checkups and dental cleanings. During cleanings, painful or loose teeth can also be identified and extracted as needed to prevent future problems and preserve the remaining healthy teeth. Our staff can also advise you on some of the things that you can do to help give your pet fresh breath, a great smile and a long and healthy life.