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. Always use a special canine or feline toothpaste.
Another way to maintain dog oral health is through feeding it dog biscuits or bones that are specially formulated to clean teeth. We are recommending the CET chews from Virbac. These chews enhance and activate a naturally occurring oral defense mechanism. They are a great tasting and effective way to help keep your dog’s breath fresh and teeth clean. Look our section about nutrition because right food helps maintaining strong teeth and healthy gums.