Pet Dental Care FAQs

As a responsible pet owner, it’s important that your cat or dog receives the necessary care to stay happy and healthy. At Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital in Charlotte, NC, we offer exams and professional cleanings to prevent dental diseases and improve your furry friend’s health. Before you visit us, take a look at some frequently asked questions about pet dental care below:

Dental care faqs

Do Pets Really Need Dental Cleanings?

Professional cleanings are critical because plaque buildup that is left unchecked can lead to gingivitis. Along with that, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and spread to the heart and kidneys. When you visit us for regular cleanings, our vets can prevent the progression of dental diseases and minimize the need for extractions.

What Causes Pet Dental Problems?

There are various factors that create oral health issues in pets, such as enamel irregularities, malformed bites, crowded teeth, and genetics. Along with that resorptive lesions, fractured teeth, or untreated carious lesions can develop into systemic health issues without treatment.

When Should Pets Have A Dental Exam?

Pets should receive dental exams yearly. During the exams, our veterinarians perform a complete oral inspection and look for signs of dental disease, such as slight gum inflammation or mineral buildup on teeth. Detecting issues early minimizes the chances of severe discomfort and further complications. If you notice that your pet has any noted oral odor, loose teeth, or chewing hesitation, lip or tongue, it’s important to notify our vets.

What are the Benefits of a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Professional teeth cleanings can provide a variety of benefits for your pet, including:

•             Address plaque that is below the gums

•             Prevent and eliminate enamel damage

•             Relieve pain due to inflammation

•             Polish teeth and freshen breath

•             Minimize the chances of dental disease

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If your pet needs a routine dental exam, contact Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 752-7227 today. We are happy to tell you how to prepare for the visit and set you up with an appointment. When you need a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

Location and Hours

10330 Feldfarm Ln Charlotte, NC 28210

Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 5:00 pm



7:30 am - 12:00 pm