Welcome, First Timer!
We are so glad you are here.
It always seems impossible, until it is done.
In most cases your pet will be positioned on a comfortable blanket on the technicians lap with plenty of support to make her or him feel comfortable. This way there is easy access and visibility to every area of your pet’s mouth.
After easing the pet into this position, the technician skillfully introduces the necessary hygiene instruments, and applies a variety of hand holds to navigate the cleaning process. Gently and meticulously all tooth surfaces are cleaned.
We use hand instruments similar to those used in a hygienist’s office. For each visit all tools are thoroughly sterilized, and all surfaces wiped with an antiseptic agent to ensure a clean and safe environment.
Once the scaling process (removal of tartar and plaque) is finished, our practitioners polish all tooth surfaces. Our choice of polishing paste is free of fluoride and xylitol as well as other unnecessary additives.
Through a professional, compassionate, and confident approach, here at Pearly Whites For Pets we help dogs and cats relax by using a variety of techniques.
Verbal communication is done calmly and assertively using a tone appropriate to the situation. We interact with your pet through assured, comfortable handling while respecting your pet’s boundaries and space.
Although most dogs and cats are candidates for teeth cleaning, for some this method of cleaning is not suitable.
At Pearly Whites For Pets we prefer to work with your pet alone. Without the guardians present, we find it easier for our four-legged clients to relax, settle down, and put their focus on the technician. Nevertheless, we respect unique circumstances and if you feel that your presence will positively impact your pet during the cleaning, please discuss it with us.
Otherwise, why not have a coffee in a nearby coffee shop, or a quick meal? Why not do some shopping or explore the surroundings? We request that you relax and know your pet is in excellent hands.
We recognize that our clients have unique needs and that these needs can and do change as circumstances, goals, and pet owner desires shift, often driven by the pet’s overall health and age. To help address visit frequency, discuss it with us then choose an option that works for you. Keep in mind that if you decide to visit us within six months of your previous visit, we offer a 50% discount. If you prefer more frequent visits let us know and we will make sure to accommodate you.
If it is your first time with Pearly Whites For Pets, we ask that you book the Standard Visit option. Not only does this book your pet in for a full teeth cleaning, but this option also includes a pre-appointment consultation as well. During this consultation we will review our practices and procedures, and address any concerns that you may have regarding your pet’s visit.
If you are a returning client and have seen us during the last 6 months, please book the 6 Month Visit.
Please note: The teeth cleaning provided by Pearly Whites For Pets is not intended to replace dental cleanings offered at animal hospitals and veterinary clinics. The methods utilized are considered cosmetic and should not be treated as a veterinary or medical procedure.
Every effort will be made to remove all tartar and plaque from the teeth, however, with pets awake and aware, it may be impossible to complete a thorough job. It is our utmost intention to do our best.
We kindly ask that you be on time, and if possible, arrive a few minutes early to allow your dog a short walk. Please keep your dog on a leash and your cat in an appropriate carrier.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.