Cleaning your pet’s teeth at home is the best way to keep their teeth and gums healthy. However, you must ensure that you have the proper products to complete the task. By the age of 3, more than 80% of dogs have periodontal disease. Tartar and plaque build-up, as well as gingivitis, can lead to more serious diseases. Without medical intervention, gingivitis, or gum inflammation, takes over and causes bad breath. Worse yet, it frequently results in jawbone damage and tooth loss. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when selecting dog toothpaste:
It is critical to use only pet-specific toothpaste. Fluoride, for example, is found in human toothpaste and should not be consumed. If swallowed, it can cause stomach upset or digestive disturbances. Some human toothpastes contain high levels of sodium, which may cause your pet to become ill, and others contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. Dog toothpaste comes in a variety of tasty flavours for pets, including chicken, steak, krill, pale ale, and thyme. Your pet will be more likely to enjoy the experience if you use a tasty product. You may need to try different flavours to find the one your pet prefers.
How do you clean your dog’s tooth enamel?
Apply a small amount of toothpaste with your finger to your dog’s front teeth and gums. After a few times, switch from a finger to a soft, rounded-bristled dog toothbrush. Brush the top teeth in a downward motion and the bottom teeth in an upward motion. After your dog has gotten used to this new activity, move on to the teeth further back in the mouth, brushing the premolars and then the molars with the same motion you used on the front teeth. Consult your veterinarian for the best brush and paste.