Dog Teeth Cleaning in Greenwood, Indiana


Regular dog teeth cleaning is an important part of your pet’s overall health. Here at Academy Animal we know the importance of an animal’s strong oral health. We also know that animals are just like us, and each one has unique characteristics and needs pertaining to their mouth and all of its parts. A solid teeth cleaning for your dog or other pet will do wonders for their overall health-not to mention their smile!-and we happily offer the following teeth cleaning services:

Physical Examination

Before we even begin a dog dental cleaning, we will do a physical examination of the outside of their face. Here we can check for:

  • Any swelling in the face
  • The “bite” of your pet
  • Joint issues
  • Size of salivary glands and lymph nodes
  • Unusual odors or bad breath


Scaling allows us to remove any plaque or tartar buildup that has accumulated on your pet’s teeth. If you perform routine teeth cleaning for dogs at home, then plaque issues should not be very severe. However, tartar is something that cannot be removed with a simple brushing, and will require scaling to reverse it. Scaling will help your pet to avoid larger problems such as gum disease and tooth decay.


Polishing is a painless procedure that allows us to create a smooth service on each of your pet’s teeth. This process will help to discourage plaque and tartar buildup by smoothing out spots where tartar likes to sit and build up.


While cat teeth cleaning may not be the most popular activity for your feline, fluoride is an important part of the process. Fluoride is an anti-plaque substance that acts as a sealant, helping to stop plaque from sticking to the tooth line or crevices. This is important for avoiding oral diseases that can easily be avoided with routine cleanings.

Dental Radiography

X-Rays are immensely important for pet teeth cleaning because they allow us to get a much better understanding of the state of their teeth without making them feel uncomfortable. If you fear that your animal is in some sort of pain, performing an x-ray will allow us to find the exact problem that we would otherwise be unable to see.

Some of the issues we can identify through X-ray include broken teeth, periodontal disease, malocclusions and broken/missing teeth.

At Academy Animal we will only use anesthesia after we have checked the overall health of your pet, and made sure that they are healthy enough for the procedure.

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Academy Animal
510 S. State Rd. 135
Greenwood, IN 46142

Phone: 317-881-3125

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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