How's That Smile?

In this podcast, Dr. Linda DeBowes, veterinarian at Shoreline Veterinary Dental Clinic in Seattle, talks about the importance of dental health for our pets.

Dental health in our companion animals is just as important as it is for us. Without proper dental care, they can get severe dental disease, making at home dental care very important. This includes, but is not limited to, daily teeth brushing with pet toothpaste, oral rinses, and diets formulated for dental health, all of which are available here.

Signs your pet can show that may indicate dental disease include bad breath, decreased appetite, red, swollen or bleeding gums, and swelling of the face. For the times when at home dental care is not enough to keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy, Somerset Veterinary Hospital is equipped to perform a variety of dental services including:

  • Dental cleaning, scaling, and polishing procedures - not only do we clean the tartar build-up on the surface of the teeth, we clean under the gumline too, where a majority of dental disease is found

  • Digital dental x-rays - these x-rays are of vital importance in investigating what is happening to teeth below the gumline, which aids in planning dental extractions, finding broken tooth roots, and identifying otherwise undetectable dental disease processes

  • Dental extractions -  we have the equipment to extract (pull) any teeth that are determined need to be extracted to improve the quality of life of your pet

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  • "The staff at Somerset Vet Hospital have been taking care of my "Sophie" for 11 years. They are such caring and wonderful people."
    Karen L.
  • "Thanks for providing great care for my little Tortie, Tallie when she was suffering from her skin allergies. You prompt care and tender kindness was wonderful. Being new to the area I feel very fortunate to have found your practice! Thanks!"
  • ""Doctor Robert Henry, We want to thank you for literally - SAVING OUR BEAUTIFUL DOBERMAN'S (Precious) LIFE. Your excellent diagnostic skills accurately diagnosed our Doberman's condition. Your protocol in treating him have made for a healthy, happy, loving and playful dog. We can never forget what you did for our dog. We cannot thank you enough"
    Kathy & Roger
  • "I came here 6 years ago when they were the only ones who would see my sick pup, and they were the best! They helped my girl get better and provided her years of loving service until we lost her to lymphoma last year. They still take care of my other babies and do an excellent job of doing so! We're patients for LIFE! Thank you guys for ALL you do :) With Love, Gina & The Crew Mountain Pride Pits."
  • "I just wanted to take a minute to say how very grateful I am for the entire team at Somerset Veterinary Hospital. I recently had a cat and two kittens spayed/neutered, and they all came through the procedure wonderfully. Dr. Penny is THE BEST!! The vet-techs and front desk girls are always super nice and helpful. I feel good knowing that my 'family' is in good hands when being treated. Thank you all for all you do!!"
    Thomas B.

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