There is an old saying claiming that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a man’s mouth. Even so, you must know that there are real dangers to find on your dog’s teeth plaque and tartar that can bring to gingivitis.
When we talk about taking care of your dog’s teeth we are not interested just to clean the yellow teeth and provide a fresh respiration to your dog.
You must know that serious problems with canine dental can appear and some of them can threaten your dog’s life.
One very important thing in dog teeth cleaning is to choose the right toothbrush. You will see that there are a lot of options for you. Choose the one that fits the best for your dog. This is the easy part. The hardest is to get your dog used to teeth brushing. It is not a pleasant situation for him, but I hope you are convinced that it is extremely necessary. At first you might have to do the dog teeth cleaning after some physical exercise, so that your dog will be tired and is not in the mood to oppose. Otherwise you might have to fight a lot to get him used to it.
Start brushing your dog’s teeth slowly and give up as long as your dog becomes agitated. If you will continue, you might frighten him and in the future he might be very scared when he sees the teeth brush. Give up even if you don’t have the entire mouth brushed. You can start all over again tomorrow and increase a little bit the time of brushing. Step by step your dog will get used to it and you will no longer have problems. It will surely be easier if you start working on dog teeth cleaning when he is a puppy. Do, for your sake and for the best of your dog, start working on this in the early period of your dog’s life.
The teeth brush and the toothpaste are the best solution for dog teeth cleaning. Choose carefully the tooth brush as I told you, but pay a lot of attention when you choose the right toothpaste for your dog. Never use human toothpaste to clean your dog’s teeth because it has a high content of fluoride and it can be poisonous to your dog. There are special dog toothpastes created for the specific needs of dog’s oral care. Use it and you will see very good results.
Another good solution for your dog’s teeth cleaning are the chew toys and the chew bones. They are designed to fortify your dog’s teeth and gums. Even if they are said to be good, it doesn’t mean that your dog has to chew on them all the time. It’s just like for us with the chewing gum. It is useful, but we don’t have to chew it the entire day. Another thing you must have in mind here is to provide your dog chewing toys on appropriate sizes. If they are too small, your dog might swallow them and you might have serious problems, if they are too big for your dog’s mouth, your dog might not be able to grab it and play with it.