One of the most important components of your pet’s overall health is their dental health. Most pets develop some level of dental disease by the time they reach 2 years of age, and most of those pets require dental cleaning (prophylaxis) annually. Porter Veterinary Center offers dental cleaning under anesthesia, which allows us to safely and thoroughly clean the teeth under the gum line to prevent tartar from building up on teeth. To maintain your pet’s oral health between cleanings, we recommend that you brush their teeth daily, as this is the best way to prevent dental disease. We also recommend preventative chews and water additives, which can also be used to prevent tartar build up.