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How To Keep Your Dog's Teeth Healthy

Dogs' oral hygiene is equally as vital as it is for humans' oral hygiene. Poor dental hygiene can result in significant, life-threatening illnesses.  Canine periodontal disease is thought to manifest itself in most pups by the time they reach the age of three. So, to avoid these tooth ailments, how do you keep your dog's teeth healthy?

To keep your dog teeth healthy, you must take care of your canine's oral hygiene along with proper diet, regular brushing, using dental chews along with regular veterinary visits.

Remember that diet is the main crucial factor in tooth hygiene. A well-balanced and healthy diet can decrease their risk of oral diseases/infections. Untreated dental illness in your dog can result in tooth loss as well as other unpleasant diseases. 

Tips for Better Dental Health in Dogs 

1.   Brushing Your Dog's Teeth

Brushing your dog's teeth may seem funny, but it is a really effective approach to reduce plaque development in his teeth. It is not necessary to clean your dog's teeth regularly; however, the more frequently you do it, the better.

When it comes to cleaning your teeth, you have various options. First and foremost, you'll want to get good toothpaste that is designed exclusively for dogs. 

2.   Chew Bones & Chew Toys to Keep Teeth Clean

There are a variety of artificial bones and chewing toys available that are specifically intended to help your dog's gums and teeth stay healthy. Just make sure you're giving your chewable dog materials that are safe for him to chew on. 

If you provide your dog with a decent bone toy to chew on, it can help remove plaque and keep teeth strong, but a picture is a person who just chews gum and uses mouth rinse. To maintain proper oral hygiene and overall health, this is not an efficient prevention method. The same is true for your canine companion.

Dog Chewing

3.   Canine Dental Treats

Dogs like treats and dental treats for canines are excellent methods to improve the oral health of your canine companion. These treats are designed particularly to reduce plaque buildup from your dog's teeth and typically contain substances that help to freshen his breath and clean his teeth. 

4.   Optimal Dental Health Through Diet

There isn't a single canine diet that is perfect for every dog. Your veterinarian can assist you in determining the most appropriate food for your dog's needs. It is more vital to keep your dog healthy than it is to choose between wet and dry food. If your dog continues to have problems with plaque development, there are specific dry dog diets available that have particular formulas that manage plaque and tartar.

5.   Regular Veterinarian Visits

Professional dental cleanings with your pet veterinarian are crucial in maintaining your furry buddy's dental health. The skills of veterinarians in diagnosing, preventing, and treating oral issues that may otherwise go unreported are invaluable in keeping your dog's teeth healthy.

Dr. Sadia, DVM, M.Phil. (Veterinary Medicine)

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