Plaque begins to form on teeth just 24 hours after cleaning, so get brushing 😉 One way that you can avoid subjecting the dog to frequent cleanings is to brush the dog’s teeth yourself. We would recommend you to use a finger toothbrush, as it is less invasive. You should brush the dog’s teeth every day, scrubbing the teeth and gums, just as you would when brushing your own teeth. You may need to begin this process slowly, introducing the dog to the toothpaste first, and then holding and keeping it calm while brushing for the first few times. It is important to remember not to use human toothpaste or baking soda. Both can make a pet sick. Always use a special canine or feline toothpaste.