Pet Dental Information - How to Care for Your Pet's Teeth

At the Animal Hospital of North Asheville, we know that your pet’s dental health is extremely important to his or her quality of life. Healthy teeth and gums equal a happy pet - and it often means a longer life. Dr. Sim firmly believes in the importance of good dental hygiene in your pet that she now dedicates herself 100% to dental work. 

Most pet owners realize that the health of their pet's teeth and gums is important, but they don't know where to start. Below you will find a wealth of information on caring for your pet's teeth and gums. It's important to us that you have all the tools you need to care for your pet's teeth. And if you still have a question about your pet's dental care, please don't hesitate to call and ask us for help.

General Dental Articles

Meet the AHNA Dental Team

How do I know if my pet needs a dental cleaning?

Pet dental care

What happens if my pet gets a cavity?

The Easy Way to Brush Teeth

Good oral health can save your pet's life.

Why Take Dental X-rays?


Dental Care for Dogs

Puppy Teeth

A broken tooth? Act quickly.

Safe Chews for Dogs

Facial Swelling

Dental Care for Cats

Geriatric cat gets much needed dental procedure

Check your cat's teeth today

Helping a cat with a broken tooth

Dental Care of Cats & Why It Is Different

What is happening in your cat's mouth?

Brushing your cat's teeth

Teeth cleaning for Dogs and Cats

20 Seconds of teeth brushing a day to lengthen your pet's life

Care of your dog's teeth - why home care is so important

What you need to know about puppy and kitten teeth and their care

The Easy Way to Brush Teeth

Dental Testimonials

A dental visit through the eyes of a dog

A dental visit through the eyes of a cat

A dog who is no longer in dental pain

A dog is saved from intense oral pain

Toothbrush, toothpaste, and a little time

My older dog acts young again

His face says it all

A wonderful dental specialist and educator


Dental Continuing Education

Annual Veterinary Dental Forum



Lula loves dental chews

Coco in recovery with Mick after a dental

The AHNA Way to Brush Your Pet's Teeth

Top 5 Ways to Start Brushing Your Dog's Teeth

Brushing your cat's teeth