Like their owners, dogs must always get their teeth and mouth healthy. Dogs are also prone to gum disease and if it is not corrected immediately, it can lead to surgery or worst. It will also make a big dent on your wallet, which is why it is important to clean your dog's dentures regularly.
If you are a new dog owner or want to try out other ways to clean your dog's teeth, here are 5 ways you can try out:
The best and basic way to clean your dog's teeth is by using a dog toothbrush and toothpaste. There are a lot of dog toothpaste available in the market that is designed to help clean a dog's teeth. It is best to start your dog's toothbrush training while they are a pup so they can get used to it quicker.
Start off by using your fingers as the toothbrush and gently rub the toothpaste on the teeth and gums. Slowly introduce the toothbrush as they get used to the habit. Make sure to brush their teeth at least 3 times every week for the best results.
If your dog does not like the bristles of their toothbrush, you can use a finger brush as an alternative.
You simply place their toothpaste on your finger and gently rub it on their teeth and gums. For added results, you can use a soft gauze and wrap it on your fingers to serve as the brush.
If your dog is ok with you using your fingers to clean their teeth but not a toothbrush, you can turn to toothwipes.
Toothwipes has a similar function as a toothbrush - remove plaque and bacteria from your dog's teeth. You simply run the wipes along your dog's teeth and gums and it will take care of the rest.
Water additives are a great way to help your dogs get rid of bad breath and bacteria, especially if they do not like the taste or smell of toothpaste.
You simply add the additive to your dog's water bowl and let it do the rest. Just make sure that your dog does not mind the taste or smell of the additive because they may stray away from it.
If your dog likes to chew things a lot, you can use dental chews to them. These chew toys are designed to remove plaque from your dog's teeth as they chew on the toy.
Make sure that you monitor your dog as they use these chews to prevent them from swallowing any removable parts by accident.
Dental health is very important to keep our dogs healthy and happier. If their teeth and gums are hurting, they will not be able to play and enjoy life.
With these simple steps above, you will be able to help your best friends keep their teeth and gums healthy and not have to worry about any tooth problems to stop them from having fun. Happy cleaning!