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Dog Teeth Cleaning Professionals in Winnipeg

Does your pet have bad breath? Is your dog known to drool excessively? Have you noticed cysts under their tongue? If you notice your pet has any of these dental issues, get professional help immediately from our veterinary dentist in Winnipeg. There are many things that a pet parent should be careful about, some more complex than others. Choose Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center to give your cherished pet the love and care they deserve. Our friendly team offers cat and dog teeth cleaning in an environment where your furry friends will feel comfortable.


We offer advanced dental care using state-of-the-art equipment similar to that used in human dental practices. We will treat your beloved pet with love and care so that they don’t have to face any kind of discomfort while we diagnose or treat them. All dental patients undergo general anesthesia while their vital signs are monitored electronically. They are kept on a warmed table and receive IV fluids to help support their cardiovascular system while under anesthesia. We utilize a human-grade ultrasonic scaler to clean their teeth. Following cleaning, we apply polish with a low-speed handpiece. A combination water/air handpiece is used for flushing and cleaning the mouth. Finally, a high-speed drill is available should we need to extract any teeth.

pet dentist treating pet's teeth

Quick Relief from Dental Pain and Suffering for Your Pets

Extracting a tooth can be painful for your pet. If you don’t want to see them in pain, bring them to us. Our team uses top-grade equipment, antibiotics, anesthetics, hemostatics and more to minimize their pain. We use a digital dental x-ray machine to look for disease below the gum line. Digital x-rays require less time than conventional x-rays, meaning your pet spends less time under anesthesia.


Digital x-rays allow us to see abscesses, fractures, and other disease processes that do not always appear above the gum line. They also allow your veterinarian to see any tooth root abnormalities that can complicate a tooth extraction and to ensure that all root fragments were properly removed following an extraction. Full mouth x-rays give us a wonderful reference for future cleanings.


Make sure that your pet gets the right treatment from our veterinary dentists in Winnipeg. If left unchecked, the bacteria can get into the bloodstream and cause severe infections to the kidneys, the liver and the heart.

Importance of Dog Teeth Cleaning

Regular dog teeth cleaning is essential for maintaining your pet's overall health and well-being. Here's why it's so important:


  • Preventing Dental Disease: Just like in humans, dental problems in dogs can lead to various diseases and discomfort. Regular teeth cleaning helps prevent issues like gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.


  • Improving Oral Health: Dental health is not just about teeth; it also affects the gums and overall oral hygiene. Proper cleaning can reduce the risk of infections and painful dental conditions.


  • Preventing Bad Breath: Bad breath in dogs is often a sign of dental issues. Cleaning your dog's teeth can eliminate the bacteria that cause foul odors.


  • Pain Reduction: Dental problems can be painful for your dog, affecting their eating and overall quality of life. Regular cleaning can reduce pain and discomfort.


  • Avoiding Costly Treatments: Preventative dental care is more cost-effective than treating advanced dental problems. Routine cleaning can save you money on extensive dental procedures.

Veterinarian brushing Siberian Husky dog's teeth during dental hygiene procedure in clinic

How Often Do You Need to Get Your Dog or Cat's Teeth Cleaned?

The frequency of dog or cat teeth cleaning can vary depending on your pet's individual needs, age, and overall oral health. However, here are some general guidelines:


  • Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular dental and oral check-ups with your veterinarian to monitor your pet's dental health. Your vet will recommend the appropriate cleaning schedule.


  • Home Care: Check your pet's mouth regularly for signs of oral issues, such as bad breath, redness, or discolored teeth. Implement plaque control methods like brushing, dental sprays, gels, and special diets to maintain oral hygiene between professional cleanings.


  • Professional Cleaning: Professional dog teeth cleaning is typically performed under general anesthesia and should be done as recommended by your veterinarian. This frequency can vary but is often once a year or as needed based on your pet's oral health.


By following these guidelines and working with your veterinarian, you can ensure that your dog or cat maintains excellent oral health and enjoys a happier, healthier life.

We Can Help You Maintain Your Beloved Pet’s Oral Health

Dental care is critical to your pet’s overall health. It is always advisable to take preventative measures before it escalates into a severe problem. Our veterinarians will provide you with the best advice to ensure your pet’s dental health is well cared for.


Here are some small steps that you can take as a pet parent in order to improve the oral health of your furry little friends:

  • Regular dental and oral check-ups to monitor your pet’s dental or oral health.

  • Checking your pet’s mouth for odour, redness and discoloured teeth.

  • Regular plaque control either by brushing, sprays, gels and special diets developed to clean teeth. 


If you are concerned about your pet’s dental health care, you can rely on Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center for reliable dental service in Winnipeg.

Funny cat with open mouth and raised paw

Friendly Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Service in Winnipeg

When we take up the responsibility of cleaning your pet's teeth, we work on various aspects. Our cleaning will include the removal of tartar, plaque and bacteria. We will also assess the gums, teeth, lips, and tongue to find anything concerning.


A soft plastic tube is inserted into the trachea to supply oxygen and gas anesthesia during the anesthesia treatment. Placement of the tracheal tube also prevents inhalation of bacteria that are aerosolized during dental cleaning. When you visit us for your pets’ teeth cleaning, you can expect the following:

  • Removal of visible plaque and tartar from the teeth.

  • Elimination of plaque and tartar from under the gum.

  • Probing dental sockets to assess the dental disease.

  • Polishing to smooth enamel scratches to avoid bacteria.

  • Dental x-rays to see problems under the gum line.

  • Removal or repair of fractured or infected teeth.

  • Inspection of lips for possible mouth cancer or wounds.

You can always rely on our professional dental health veterinarian for your pet’s dental health.

Benefits of Teeth Cleaning

Even if you are serious about your pets' health, they can still get sick due to dental issues/infections. Regular cleaning can help your dog’s and cat’s life and overall health. Some benefits are:

  • Tartar/plaque accumulation

  • It prevents and cures bad breath

  • Preventing periodontal diseases

  • Leaves whiter teeth

  • Early detection of diseases

  • Prevents premature problems in the heart, kidneys and brain


Our warm and fuzzy team can share some brushing tips with you so that you can efficiently brush your dog’s and cat’s teeth to maintain oral hygiene.

Dentist cleaning dog's teeth with toothbrush

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect When Taking Your Dog for Dental Teeth Cleaning?


Our dog teeth cleaning service involves a thorough examination so that tartar, periodontal disease-causing plaque can be removed. Your furry friend is usually put under general anesthesia. All the dental abnormalities will be recorded for further evaluation.


Can My Dog Use My Toothpaste?


It is a big no for your dog to use the same toothpaste since human toothpaste contains ingredients that are not suitable for your dog's consumption. Once swallowed, it can cause internal problems.


How Can I Prevent Tartar Accumulation after My Dog's Teeth Cleaning Procedure?


Plaques start developing after six hours of your dog's teeth cleaning procedure. You can ensure that you brush your dog's teeth regularly. For more information on how to precisely brush your furry friend's teeth, feel free to give us a call.


In addition, you can also check the list of suitable dental products for your dog. As it helps reduce the accumulation of tartar and is safe to use for your pet dog.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about our veterinary dentists in Winnipeg, make an appointment or fill in our admission forms. We will be happy to help you.

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