In our examination rooms, we will observe the state of the gums, the color of the teeth, as well as the relationship between the opposing teeth. There are many things to take into consideration when examining an animal's teeth. Age, diet and other factors have an effect on your pet's health. After a teeth cleaning, we recommend applying OraVet®, which will help prevent plaque buildup. Sometimes during an oral exam we may find something suspicious requiring more tests to get an accurate diagnosis. It may require an x-ray for a clearer view of what is happening below the gum line. Let Blue Cross Animal Hospital's dental program lower the chances of developing gum infections and any long-term health problems for your pet.