NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pet dental hygienists with Animal Dental Care are raising awareness about the benefits of anesthesia free teeth cleaning. According to the pet dental practice, more than 70 percent of dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal disease. Without proper treatment, this disease can lead to tooth loss, bacterial infections and serious health complications. Traditional dental cleanings, however, require anesthesia, which means older pets and those with health complications have a higher risk with anesthesia. Anesthesia-free cleaning is a safe and effective alternative, says the Animal Dental Care practice.
The pet dental hygienists at Animal Dental Care are educating pet owners about the benefits of anesthesia-free teeth cleaning. The practice follows a pro-active, drug-free approach to animal dentistry, which they say may be safer for pets than using anesthesia and very effective.
"Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning is safe for pets of all ages," says the Animal Dental Care team. "Our approach provides a thorough cleaning above and below the gum line. Since we are able to remove plaque and polish teeth without the need for anesthesia, pets of all ages can receive treatment."
Depending on a pet's age or health condition, undergoing anesthesia may not be safe for all pets. Since traditional dental care requires anesthesia administration, some pets who need dental cleanings are not able to receive this care, says the Animal Dental Care team. If possible for your pet an anesthetic and dental x-rays are recommended.
"Pets at a high-risk for complications from anesthesia, including older pets and those with chronic liver, kidney or heart disease, are often unable to receive traditional dental care," said the pet dental hygienists. "Our gentle, compassionate approach ensures all pets receive the dental care they need."
The pet dental practice uses a gentle and compassionate approach to build trust with each pet. The dental hygienists slowly introduce instruments and keep anxious pets relaxed and comfortable during treatment.
"We never force pets into submission," says the Animal Dental Care team. "Instead, we build trust with each pet, which allows us to perform a full dental cleaning without the need for anesthesia. Regular teeth cleanings are essential to preventing gum disease."
Periodontal disease is a growing problem among pets, says the pet dental practice. Without prompt treatment, this disease can lead to tooth loss and serious bacterial infections.
"Regular dental care is the best way to protect against periodontal disease and help keep pets healthy for years to come," said the Animal Dental Care Team. "Thanks to our anesthesia-free dental services, now pets of all ages and health conditions can receive dental care."
Pet owners may learn more and schedule an appointment by visiting http://www.animaldentalcare.info/.
CONTACT: Animal Dental Care 888-667-5235Source: Animal Dental Care