Brushing your dogs’ teeth regularly is important for maintaining good breath and preventing dental diseases.
If your dog is still young, they will be more likely to accept brushing and get used to it. The best way to do this is to use a dental kit like this. Start at the front of the mouth and work your way to the back, the whole process should take you around 3 minutes. Make sure you cover every tooth to prevent plaque build-up. You don’t need to brush behind the teeth, just the outside.
Plaque and tartar can start to go hard and become an issue after 24 hours, so it is important to brush daily to keep this under control. Never use human toothpaste as it can irritate your pets’ mouth and will damage their stomach lining.
If your dog is already an adult and has not had their teeth brushed regularly, they won’t be used to it and it can be really difficult for them to adjust. We still recommend trying but if they refuse to accept it, then there are some other options.
Cleaning teeth gel is a great way to clean your pets teeth, just put two drops in their mouth daily and it will spread through their mouth and remove plaque and tartar.
Liquid oral care is another great solution, just add it to your pets water and it will clean their gums and teeth while they drink it. It will also keep their breath smelling super fresh.
Dentastix are a superb, easy way of keeping their teeth in good condition, they are proven to reduce plaque and tartar build up by up to 80%, just by chewing on them.
Overall, there are many ways to keep your pets teeth healthy and clean, just make sure you do it regularly!