The frequency at which a pet's teeth need to be cleaned varies with each animal and the condition of his or her teeth and gums. We use a dental scaler to remove tartar from the animal's teeth. Tartar that accumulates along the gum line and in pockets under the gums causes an inflammation and recession of the gums which eventually leads to infection, bad breath, and finally to the loss of teeth. Infections in the mouth may spread through the blood to other areas such as the heart, liver, kidney, and lungs. We will then polish your pets teeth and apply Oravet Barrier Sealant to the gum line and teeth to help prevent build up.