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Maintaining Your Dog’s Dental Health

Without the proper care and treatment, your dog’s dental health can end up affecting their overall health and wellness. Dental care should include brushing their teeth regularly at home and regular visits to a veterinarian for exams and professional cleanings as needed. 

Get Your Dog Used to Tooth Brushing

Ask your veterinarian for tips on how to get your dog comfortable with at-home tooth brushing. Only use dental care products made specifically for dogs–never use human toothpaste. If you aren’t successful in using a doggie toothbrush, try to use dental tooth wipes for pets. 

Check for Signs of Problems

Regularly check your dog’s teeth and mouth for signs of oral health problems. If your dog has worsening bad breath, excessive drooling or dry mouth, discolored teeth or gums, problems eating, or loose, missing, or damaged teeth, you should visit your veterinarian right away. The sooner you spot the warning signs of an oral health issue, the more effective the treatment will be. 

Use Dental Toys and Dental Treats

Ask your veterinarian to recommend the most effective dental toys and treats for dogs. These special toys and treats can safely and gently clean plaque and tartar off your dog’s teeth, and dogs love them. They should be used as supplemental treatments along with tooth brushing and regular visits to the veterinarian. 

Take Your Dog to the Veterinarian for Checkups

In addition to maintaining your dog’s dental health at home, you should also visit the veterinarian regularly. Your veterinarian will recommend professional cleanings as needed to remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup on your dog’s teeth. They will also check your dog’s mouth, teeth, and gums for signs of oral health problems and can perform x-rays to look for more serious problems.

Visit your local veterinarian today for a dental health checkup for your dog!