How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth

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Dental care or brushing your dog's teeth is one of the most common grooming tasks that have been overlooked.

Just like us, humans, dental care is very important task that we need to be aware of for our dog.

Brushing your dog's teeth on a daily basis is essential.


Plague and tartar will accumulate on the teeth along the gum line in the dog mouth if no attempt is made to clean its teeth. Occasionally, it is very likely to lead to other dental diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. This can be very painful and can lead to loose teeth, abscesses, and bone loss or infection.

The ideal way to maintain good clean teeth is to brush the dog teeth daily; just like the humans.

There are special toothbrushes and toothpastes available available at the pet shops or you can buy them online these days, if necessary.

You can not use human toothpaste on your dog as your dog does not gargle and clean their mouth of the paste but they will lick and swallow it. Human toothpaste is a bit harsh for their stomach and the dog may fall sick.

You can also buy special tricks that could help remove some plague or tartar; This is indicated on the label in the packaging.

I find that feeding them knuckle bones can help scrape off their tartar and plague especially the back teeth but not the front canine teeth. Similarly, giving the dog raw hide treatment can also have the same effect when they chew on it.

They are also special oral gel to remove stubborn tartar and plague but you will need to be patient as it can take up to 30 days for the gel to soften the tartar and plague before they can be removed easily. These gels are much more expensive than the normal dog toothpaste.

I believe that starting to brush the dog teeth when it is a puppy and continuing to do it daily, is the best approach for its dental care.

Source by David Poh