We recommend dental cleanings every year. Most of us do not brush our pet’s teeth twice a day like we do to our own teeth. This means they are a lot more likely to get tartar and plaque buildup. Even if we do brush their teeth there is still potential to get a buildup of tartar and plaque. This can be caused by the alignment of their teeth or simply because some breeds are more predisposed to it. Dental cleanings remove the tartar and plaque and also allow for the doctor to get a good physical exam on the mouth to check for abnormalities, such as masses, infections or teeth that need to be removed. With yearly dentals you decrease the likely hood of your pet needing teeth removed, which means a happy, healthier pet!