Top Dental Tips To Keep Your Dog's Teeth Healthy

Here are a few top dental tips for your dog. It is very important that you keep your dogs teeth healthy. Having healthy teeth to chew food is something every dog needs. Did you know that tartar and plaque form on your dog's teeth just as on your own teeth?

The long-term effects of bacteria in plaque can lead to periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Tooth loss and gum disease can easily develop in your dog - especially if it does not receive regular dental care.

Some dental problems may be a result of genetic manipulation and breeding. Other dogs may develop all sorts of dental problems as they age or possibly because of an injury of some sort.


Whatever the reason, clean your dogs teeth at least once weekly and follow some of the suggestions below for best results.

1. Get your dog used to having his teeth cleaned early on - in fact, the sooner the better.

2. One alternative way to clean your dog's teeth is to rub them a few times a week with a dampened washcloth.

3. There are teeth-cleaning products that fit over the pet owner's fingertips. One is a rubber device a little larger than a thimble with tiny rubber spikes on it. The other has an actual brush on it so that you can brush your dog's teeth, using only tooth- paste that is intended for dogs.

4. Talk to your veterinarian about having your dog's teeth cleaned professionally. Your veterinarian will examine your dog's teeth as part of his annual checkup, but don't wait for dental disease to happen before scheduling this appointment.

5. Did you know that bad breath in dogs could signal the signs of potential disease? This often indicates the presence of bacteria in the mouth. To help reduce bad doggie breath, purchase products intended to make your dog's breath smell better. Then, see your vet.

6. Offer your dog treats or food products that are designed specifically to remove plaque from his teeth and to prevent the buildup of tartar. Another great tip: give him some hard, dry, crunchy food as a part of his normal diet to help clean plaque deposits.

If left untreated, dental disease can lead to a shorter life span for your dog. It can easily lead to much more serious consequences such as: organ damage, heart problems, kidney failure, and ultimately death.

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It is true that dogs who eat hard foods are less prone to dental disease than those who eat soft, moist, canned or table foods. Hard foods are less likely to cause tartar buildup than softer foods. Brushing your dog's teeth on a regular basis is definitely one of my top dental tips and it will also help to alleviate dental disease in your dog. I hope that these top dental tips help you in working on your dogs own dental health.

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