Dental disease is one of the most prominent diseases found in our companion animals, perhaps second only to obesity. Promoting good dental health is important for the health of the mouth, as well as the health of the whole body. Bacteria present in the mouth can shower the bloodstream, leading to systemic illness. Healing Paws Veterinary Care promotes dental health by recommending daily brushing of the teeth with a veterinary approved toothpaste, regular exams of the mouth to evaluate overall oral health, and performing a full dentistry when deemed necessary by the veterinarian. A dentistry is performed under general anesthesia and includes a full dental examination, scaling, polishing and surgical extraction of any diseased teeth, when needed.