5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean

by ABK Grooming

Dogs' oral health is just as necessary as our own. 80 percent of dogs already show signs of canine periodontal disease by the time they are three years old, and poor oral hygiene can cause serious, life-threatening illnesses.

In addition to kisses that smell better, your dog will live a brighter, healthier, and fuller life if you practice basic dental hygiene at home.

With just a few minutes per week, even the busiest dog owners can easily implement these 5 routines to ensure that your four-legged friend's pearly whites continue to shine for years to come.

 

1. Use Flavored Toothpaste to Brush your Dog's Teeth

It's best to brush their teeth every day, just like with people. Brushing their teeth at least once a week will do if you don't have time for that, but the more frequent the better. The majority of canines can adapt to accepting and enjoying dental cleanings. The nooks and crannies inside your dog's mouth are easier to access with specially made dog toothbrushes. You'll need toothpaste made specifically for dogs because using human toothpaste could be quite toxic. Setting up a routine at home for brushing your dog's teeth will take less time than you might expect and go a long way toward maintaining your dog's teeth.

  1. Chew on doggie dental chews

Dog dental chews help your dog cleanse their teeth while also satisfying its natural desire for a tasty treat. Additionally, your dog will be too occupied chewing to cause trouble somewhere else. These chews reduce plaque and tartar buildup and polish teeth to a brilliant shine. They are available in various shapes, sizes, and features. When your dog has access to a dental chew, always keep an eye on them.

  1. Use Dog Dental Spray

Dog dental sprays can be used either alone or in conjunction with brushing to take care of your dog's teeth, making it a quick and simple process. These sprays eliminate plaque-producing bacteria and freshen your dog's breath. Dental sprays provide the additional benefit of removing odors as well as removing and preventing plaque and tartar buildup. Simply spray the gums and teeth. They can also be placed on dog toys and licked off for quick access to fresh breath.

  1. Chew Toys

If you're raising a playful dog, they'll enjoy chewing on a toy, and you'll appreciate how it relieves their boredom rather than wrecking your slippers. By giving dogs a chew toy, you can satisfy their natural urge to chew, keep them entertained, and aid their oral health. Gnawing naturally relieves teething discomfort in puppies and keeps adult dogs cognitively active. These toys are available in a range of sizes and forms, so you may find something to satisfy your dog's playing nature.

  1. Routine Professional Cleanings

Regular professional cleanings with your veterinarian are a crucial part of maintaining the oral health of your animal friend. They are mastered in finding any oral issues that could otherwise go undiscovered, preventing them, and treating them. The plaque below the gum line, where toothbrushes can't go, can be removed by veterinarians. While your dog is under general anesthesia, they will also scale and polish the teeth to remove tartar and plaque. We advise prioritizing oral examinations by veterinarians.