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The Importance of Dental Hygiene for your dog.

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Why Dental Hygiene is Important for your dog

It’s easy to assume that your dog is healthy if he or she eats well, runs around often and has a nice coat and a wet nose. But did you know that 90% of all dogs over age 3 have some form of tooth decay? It’s true! And dental disease is as common in cats as it is in dogs, this condition affects both species.

A Dog’s dental health is an important health issue to discuss with your veterinarian.

  • Dental health is an essential part of your dog’s overall health.
  • Your vet will recommend how often to visit, but once a year may be a good starting point.

Ask the vet to check for any signs of gum disease or other dental issues, such as loose teeth or broken crowns (the part that covers the root).

Good oral hygiene is a critical component of maintaining overall health in dogs.

Good oral hygiene is a critical component of maintaining overall health in all dogs. A Dog’s teeth play an important role in preventing disease by protecting against infection and breaking down food so it can be digested properly. Without proper dental care (including regular brushing), you may find yourself dealing with some serious health issues down the line– if your pet has already developed periodontal disease or gingivitis (a gum infection).

To help prevent this, you should brush your dog’s teeth regularly and make sure to consult with your vet about what products are best for cleaning those pearly whites. There are specially formulated products available at most pet stores that will keep your pooch’s chompers clean without causing any irritation.

Gum disease in dogs

It’s also important to note that some breeds have genetic predispositions toward gum disease or other oral health issues; if you think this might be an issue for your pup, check in with her veterinarian before starting a dental hygiene routine.

Brushing your dog’s teeth can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Brushing your dog’s teeth is an important part of dental hygiene. The same principles apply to humans and dogs, but there are some differences.

Here are some tips on how you can brush your dog’s teeth:

You can use a human toothbrush just be sure not to share this with anyone else in the house! But you may want to consider getting a special dog-sized brush if you don’t already have one on hand (most pet stores sell these). Do not use human toothpaste as this can be harmful to your dog. Many human tubes of toothpaste contain Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs instead, use a special paste that is made just for dogs.

  • If you don’t want to use toothpaste or prefer another method of cleaning that doesn’t involve putting anything into your pet’s mouth, consider using dental sticks -they’re designed specifically for dogs’ mouths and come in different flavours so they’re more appealing than plain old paste might be! These work well because they gently scrub away plaque while also massaging gums during each stroke through every surface area inside their mouths; however, since they aren’t as effective at removing plaque from above surfaces like enamel caps (which tend not to grow back once removed) we recommend pairing them up with regular brushing sessions every few weeks instead just relying solely on this method alone.

If you have questions see a vet about dental care.

If your dog has bad breath or problems eating, then it could be time for them to visit the dentist. If you’re concerned about how much this might cost, check with your insurance company they cover routine procedures like cleaning and flossing.

Many people do not realize how important it is for their dog’s teeth to be cleaned professionally. This is because dogs are not always as forthcoming about their dental problems as humans, and many owners simply do not know what signs to look for when determining if their dog needs professional cleaning.

Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do at home that will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy and clean.

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The most important part of caring for your pet’s oral health is regular brushing with toothpaste designed specifically for dogs. These products should not contain fluoride which can be harmful. Remember that just like humans, the best time to brush your dog’s teeth is after he has eaten so try brushing him after breakfast or dinner!


We hope that you have learned a lot about the importance of dog dental health, and how it can impact your pet’s overall health. Dogs are like family, and we want to do everything we can to keep them healthy.

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