Unless you regularly provide some form of dental care, you are ignoring an important part of your dogs overall health and wellness. Ever since dogs became domesticated, their natural source of “dental floss” and teeth cleaning – their prey – has been in large part removed from their diet.
Dental disease can result in bad breath, painful chewing, and tooth loss. ... A professional dental cleaning is required to remove plaque and tartar from a pet's teeth and to assess the health of the mouth.
The good news for dogs is they're not as prone to cavities as human beings are tho dogs can still develop problems like tartar and plaque build-up and gingivitis so it's not just bad breath and yellow teeth you have to worry about.
Pet toothpaste, often flavoured like poultry, malt and other dog-friendly varieties, is your best option. Never use human toothpaste, baking soda or salt. While safe for you, these cleaning agents can be harmful to your dog if swallowed.
Use a specially designed moistened dog toothbrush or a child’s toothbrush.
Give your dog a small sample of the toothpaste to introduce the taste.
Lift the lip to expose the outside surfaces of your dog’s gums and teeth.
Brush with gentle motions to clean the teeth and gums, as you would your own.
Clean the outside (cheek-facing) surfaces, as most pets will not allow you to brush the inside surface of the teeth.
Be sure to reach the back upper molars and canines, as these teeth tend to quickly build up tartar.
Reward your dog with play, petting or a favorite activity
to positively reinforce the brushing process.
Even with a diligent at-home dental care routine, adult dogs should have their teeth professionally cleaned at least once to twice per year. These cleanings allow us to assess your dog’s overall oral health and thoroughly prevent against tartar build-up, gingivitis or gum disease and other conditions that can lead to life-threatening illnesses such as organ failure and heart disease if left untreated.
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