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If you begin brushing your pet’s teeth daily when they are young, they will grow to look forward to the experience. Our veterinarians will explain how to make this a pleasant procedure. It can help them avoid gingivitis, tooth decay, tooth loss, and even heart, liver, and kidney disease. These issues are preventable with a tailored teeth cleaning plan, and we can help you find the best plan for your companion’s needs. This includes daily at-home care and bringing your pet to Animal Medical Clinic in Skowhegan, ME annually for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

Help your pet avoid dental disease and enjoy a happier life. Request a dental exam today.

...or give us a call at (207) 474-8376.

Dogs and cats alike can be subtle when it comes to showing discomfort and/or illness, and the distractions of daily life can make these symptoms even harder for the average pet parent to detect. These signs and behaviors may indicate the onset of dental disease:


  • Bad breath
  • Swollen gums
  • Brownish/yellow discoloration and/or buildup on the teeth
  • Heavy drooling
  • Difficulty eating (dropping food often)
  • Eating less
  • Change in behavior (less playful, sleeping more often)
  • Rubbing or pawing at the mouth
  • Blood-tinged saliva

All of our pet patients must be placed under anesthesia for us to perform their teeth cleanings. While it makes a big difference to brush your pet’s teeth every day, in time they might need a little extra help.

Cat and dog teeth cleaning in Skowhegan, ME.

With your pet under anesthesia, we can safely and thoroughly examine every tooth in their mouth and check the pockets around the teeth to check for evidence of dental disease.


Our veterinary team uses tools designed to remove hardened calculus from the teeth, and we can check under your pet’s gum line for signs of infection and oral damage.


We are also able to polish tooth enamel smooth to discourage plaque and tartar formation and help your pet’s teeth stay cleaner, longer.

You don’t have to lose sleep over your pet’s oral health. Whatever their needs and preferences, we can work with you to find a treatment plan that delivers results for your pet—including a better quality of life. If teeth brushing just isn’t for them, there are other ways you can brighten their smile, from a tartar control diet to oral care wipes. Contact us so we can help you find the best options!

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