How to Care for Your Dog’s Teeth?

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By LITTLE PUPPY PAWS | April 23, 2023
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Neglecting your dog’s dental care can lead to a buildup of plaque and tartar, which can cause bad breath, gum disease, and other serious health problems. By prioritizing your dog’s dental care, you can help them maintain a healthy and happy life. But how do you care for your dog’s teeth?

Dog dental care is essential for maintaining your furry friend’s overall health and wellbeing. Regular teeth brushing, providing dental chews and toys, monitoring their diet, scheduling regular dental checkups with your veterinarian, and addressing dental problems promptly can help prevent dental issues and ensure good oral health. 

Tips on How to Take Care of Your Dog’s Teeth

By prioritizing your dog’s dental care, you can help prevent dental issues and ensure they maintain good oral health.

A Delicious Toothpaste is the Key

Brushing the teeth is the foundation of good oral health for dogs and humans. Brushing teeth daily is also recommended for humans. If you don’t have time for that, brushing your teeth at least once a week will suffice; the more frequently you brush, the better. Most dogs will learn to tolerate and appreciate teeth cleanings even if they don’t like them. Dog toothbrushes with angled handles, soft bristles, and even multiple heads make reaching all the tiny nooks and crevices inside your dog’s mouth easier and faster.

You’ll need dog toothpaste because human toothpaste contains toxic ingredients like xylitol and fluoride that can harm your dog. Dog toothpaste comes in various flavors, including peanut butter, beef, and chicken. Experiment with different toothpaste and toothbrush combinations to see what works best for you and your dog. Setting up a regular teeth cleaning routine at home will take less time than you think and will go a long way toward keeping your dog’s teeth clean.

Snack on Dog Dental Chews

Dog dental chews clean your dog’s teeth while satisfying his natural desire for a tasty treat. Furthermore, your dog will be too preoccupied with chewing on their treats to cause trouble elsewhere. These chews reduce plaque and tartar buildup while polishing a dog’s teeth to a gleaming shine. Dog dental chews come in various sizes and shapes, with ridges and nubs that dig into crevices between teeth to stimulate blood flow through the gums. The hollow shapes and spaces enable dogs to grip more securely and chew more evenly. When your dog has a dental chew within reach, always keep an eye on them.

Use Dog Dental Spray

Dental dog sprays are the perfect solution if your dog’s stinky breath keeps you from cuddling or kissing him, or if you only have a few minutes to spare. Dog dental sprays are a quick and easy way to care for your dog’s teeth because they can be used alone or in conjunction with brushing. 

These sprays kill plaque-causing bacteria and freshen your dog’s breath. Dental sprays can remove and prevent tartar and plaque buildup and eliminate odors. Most sprays are simple to use: owners spritz the teeth and gums. Because some dogs will not sit still for an oral cleaning, dental sprays can be applied to dog toys and licked off for instant fresh breath with little effort. Dog dental spray works best when dogs do not eat for a half hour before and after spraying.

Talk to Your Vet

Regular professional cleanings with your veterinarian are vital to protect your furry friend’s oral health. Veterinarians are experts at detecting, preventing, and treating dental problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. Most dogs require oral exams and cleanings at least once a year for veterinarians to detect early warning signs of serious problems.

Invest in Good Quality Chew Toys

If you have a fun-loving dog, they will enjoy playing with a chew toy, and you will appreciate how it relieves their boredom rather than your shoes. Chew toys are one of the best ways to keep your dog occupied and entertained. Giving dogs a chew toy satisfies their natural chewing instincts, keeps them occupied, and improves their oral health. Dogs of all ages use their teeth to explore their surroundings.

Gnawing relieves teething pain in puppies and keeps adult dogs mentally stimulated. Chewing is a natural way for dogs to clean their teeth because it scrapes plaque off the teeth. They are made of various materials such as plastic, rubber, nylon, and rawhide. To keep dogs interested, we recommend rotating different boredom-busting chew toys. These toys come in various shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find something that settles your dog’s playfulness.