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Quality Pet Dental Care in Northbrook

At Northbrook Animal Clinic, we are a passionate team of skilled veterinarians providing quality teeth cleanings, extractions, and other effective dentistry for dogs and cats. Our office features advanced veterinary tools and developed techniques to deliver affordable, safe, and beneficial services that will help your pets enjoy a future with a fresh and healthy oral condition.

We know that your pet’s dental health is connected to their overall health. Imagine going weeks, months, or even years without receiving the proper maintenance and attention your dental health deserves. Rest assured, we are proud to deliver peace of mind, knowing your beloved animal companions are undergoing safe and reliable services. We dedicate our time and talents to helping your pet enjoy a future free from the constraints of oral pain and discomfort. Contact our clinic to schedule a consultation and get pet dental care in Northbrook today!

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Why Should My Pet Get Regular Dental Checkups?

Without proper oral care, plaque and tartar build up along the teeth and gumline leading to the growth of harmful bacteria, potentially resulting in periodontal disease. Many dogs and cats will exhibit the beginning stages of gum disease by age three. It can greatly benefit their overall health and quality of life if your pets receive regular dental checkups and cleanings performed by a skilled professional.

Here are some additional reasons why it’s important for dogs and cats to receive a dental checkup at least once per year:


Helps to avoid tooth loss due to periodontal disease


Avoids unnecessary pain and discomfort


Maintains the health and functionality of their teeth


Improves bad breath


Prevents potential damage to the brain, liver, heart, lungs, and kidneys

Our Reliable Dental Services

Pets experience many of the same dental issues that humans do, like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and decayed teeth that require removal. Our veterinarians will start the pet dental care process by providing an initial consultation, which can be performed during a wellness exam. This helps our team investigate and properly diagnose the issue before scheduling a date for the process to begin.

Our practice is equipped with advanced dental tools, and our team has years of experience performing effective procedures with caring bedside manner. For their safety, we place your pet under anesthesia for any dental procedures we perform, and our staff will closely monitor them throughout. Our quality oral health and wellness services include but are not limited to:

  • Dental Cleanings
  • Dental Exams
  • Oral X-rays
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Gingivectomies
  • Tumor & Growth Removal

Dentistry for Dogs & Cats FAQs

We are a team of friendly and supportive veterinarians prepared to address any questions and concerns you have upon arriving at our office. During the consultation, we wish to communicate everything you need to know so you can make informed decisions regarding your pet’s oral health and well-being. Some frequently asked questions about dentistry for dogs and cats include:

If I brush my pet's teeth at home, will that improve their dental health?

When you brush your cat or dog’s teeth on a routine basis using pet-safe toothpaste, it will help prevent tartar and plaque build-up. However, simple brushing will not successfully remove tartar once it’s already present on your pet’s teeth. At this point, it will require a professional teeth cleaning.

How often does my pet need teeth cleaning?

This varies based on a number of factors like genetics, jaw structure, home oral healthcare, lifestyle, and diet. Our skilled veterinarians will evaluate your pet’s teeth and overall oral structure to determine the proper routine that’s right for their needs. Generally, we believe your pet should receive a teeth cleaning or checkup at least once per year.

What could happen if my pet goes without dental services?

Studies show that pets with good oral hygiene generally live two to four years longer than animals with neglected dental care. Periodontal disease is one of the most common health issues for cats and dogs, but it’s preventable with proper checkups and consistent at-home practices. If left untreated, periodontal disease can contribute to cardiac disease, kidney infection, liver infection, and other systemic issues.

Compassionate & Efficient Northbrook Pet Dentists

At Northbrook Animal Clinic, our veterinarians will proudly help your cats and dogs enjoy a fresh and healthy oral condition. Our extensive team of veterinarians combines their vast knowledge and experience to provide successful surgeries and procedures delivered with a compassionate approach. We are ready to offer your pet safe, accurate, and affordable veterinary solutions for issues both simple and complex.

Our Northbrook dentistry for dogs and cats will help your pet fight against oral disease and infection for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a dental consultation!