Your dog’s mouth is as important to how she perceives the world as your hands are to you. Whether she’s using her teeth to dig into a steak bone or find the perfect stick for playing fetch, her mouth helps her interpret the world around her. That’s why it’s incredibly important to keep her teeth and gums healthy through regular dental maintenance. Humans visit the dentist regularly, so why shouldn’t your beloved pets?


At Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina, we can help your puppies and full-grown dogs keep their teeth healthy for years to come through regular dental care. In this blog post, we’ve put together our top dental tips to keep your furry pals on track for healthy teeth and gums.


1.      Schedule regular dental visits for overall better health.

Regular dental visits can protect your dog against periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss down the road. It can also protect your pet from infections in their teeth or gums that can end up damaging your pet’s heart or brain. And visiting the vet regularly for dental checkups can also help you manage your dog’s bad breath.


2.      Make sure your pup’s baby teeth have all fallen out.

You may be surprised to learn that baby teeth don’t always fall out when they’re supposed to. When that happens, it can mean their adult teeth have trouble growing in the right way. Regular vet visits give us a chance to make sure your pet’s teeth are growing in as expected and address any problems that may arise.


3.      Get regular dental cleanings for your pet.

Regular dental cleanings keep your pet’s teeth looking better while protecting your pet’s health. But they also give us a chance to learn if there’s a problem with pain or swollen gums that your pet may be suffering from quietly. It may even explain issues with your pet’s picky eating. Regularly cleaning your pet’s teeth helps us understand exactly what’s going on with your pet’s teeth and make recommendations for their care.


Visit our Edina Veterinary Hospital for your Pup’s Dental Care

You make sure your pet eats healthy and gets plenty of exercise, love, and attention. That’s why it’s important not to overlook your pup’s teeth when you’re planning their healthcare.


Our veterinarians at Normandale Vet Hospital are dog lovers who can help you create a plan for your pet’s dental care. We offer a holistic and gentle approach to your dog’s overall health and can advise you on caring for your pup’s teeth in between appointments as well. Connect with our veterinary team to set up your doggo’s dental appointment by calling us at 952-831-8272 or send a message to on our contact page.