Oral health impacts overall health, from heart disease and blood borne infections, to a higher risk of developing cancer. We start our oral care from the very first puppy or kitten exam, focusing on how to prevent oral disease from that point forward. But virtually all animals will need some oral intervention at some point in order to maintain their health. Charting, cleaning, and dental radiographs (x-rays) of each and every tooth are essential components of this complete oral health assessment and treatment. Dental pain is real. Don’t let them suffer.