Haas Animal Hospital recommends yearly dental exams for all pets of all ages. Most pets need to have their teeth cleaned for the first time by the age of 3-4 years old. We use an ultrasonic scaler to remove all the tarter and plaque build-up on the teeth. Then we polish their teeth just like your dentist does with your teeth. Finally we apply fluoride to the teeth. Keeping your pet’s mouth healthy can prevent damage to your pets’ liver, kidneys, heart and lungs. This allows your pet to lead a longer, happy life.