Cleaning Dog’s Teeth: Things to Know

Cleaning Dog’s Teeth: Things to Know

It’s very necessary to keep your dog’s teeth clean. Neglecting to do so can lead to plaque buildup and dental problems for your dog. It is important to note that dental disease is highly frequent in dogs. This is second only to ear infections and it may be very painful to any dog.


Is it important to brush your dog’s teeth?

Yes! It is important to brush your dog’s teeth dog’s daily as it will also prevent bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, and painful infections. Brushing your dog’s teeth is also the best way to also prevent plaque from hardening into tartar, which takes 24 to 48 hours.


How to brush a dog’s teeth

Check with your veterinarian first. Before you begin brushing your dog’s teeth, having your veterinarian show you the proper technique is always a good idea. You will need special dog toothpaste and a toothbrush that fits over your finger. IfIf you don’t have one, a child-sized toothbrush will do. 

  • First, you will have to kneel or sit near your dog’s head.

  • Use light pressure on your dog’s teeth and gums.

  • If they’re particularly resistive, warm them up by cleaning their teeth with your finger over several sessions before using the toothbrush.

  • Allow your dog to taste the dog toothpaste once they’ve accepted having their teeth touched by you. If they don’t like the taste, you can experiment with different tastes and brands until you discover one they like.

  • Position the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line and gently brush.

  • Apply gentle circular strokes to all of the teeth, top, and bottom. Be gentle and reassuring during the procedure, and always end with a treat and praise.

How to get tartar off dog’s teeth

You may remove tartar from your dog’s teeth using these two methods.


Get tartar off the dog’s teeth with a finger brush

It may take some training for your dog to tolerate using a finger toothbrush at first. You can use a finger brush to help get tartar off your dog’s teeth but there may still be tartar and plaque under the gum line.

If your dog has a lot of tartar, the best thing you can do is have him have a full dental cleaning from your veterinarian.


Have the tartar removed by your vet

Your vet will give your dog a little sedative and get tartar off the dog’s teeth the same way that people’s teeth are cleaned at the dentist.


How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?

Brushing your dog’s teeth at least twice a day is advisable. Once brushing becomes a regular part of their routine, many dogs will look forward to it and enjoy it. This will help in removing plaque and preventing tartar buildup.

On days when you can’t brush your dog’s teeth, you can make it easier by offering a dental treat, adding a water additive, or using a dental wipe.


How to clean my dog’s teeth without getting bit?

Gels are a terrific way to coat your dog’s teeth with safe and natural cleaning chemicals without getting bit. Simply rub these gels onto your dog’s teeth with your finger for natural, gradual cleaning. Many gels come in delicious flavors, such as peanut butter, that your dog will like.

Gum disease can cause pain and discomfort in dogs, but it can also be a sign of more serious health issues including renal, liver, or heart illness. Cleaning your dog’s teeth will give your dog will a better, healthier, and longer life.