Oral health is an important part of routine care for your pet. Dental cleanings include pre anesthetic blood work to check liver and kidney function, pre surgical examinations to make sure your pet is ready for anesthesia, anesthesia, full mouth dental x rays to check for gum, root and bone infection, scaling and polishing of the teeth. Without routine dental care pets can develop periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can lead to eye infections, blindness, heart valve infections, heart disease, bladder, kidney and liver infections, and pain. Yearly cleanings are recommended as standards of care. As well as daily teeth brushing and dental treats or diets.