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Dental Care for Dogs

With the right dental care, your dog’s teeth and gums will remain healthy for life. Maintaining your dog’s oral health routine is key to preventing serious issues that can affect your dog’s overall health. Here are some quick tips on providing the right dental care for your dog:

Brush Your Dog’s Teeth at Home

Prevent plaque buildup, dental cavities, tooth decay, gum infections, and dental abscesses by brushing your dog’s teeth at home. Try to do it as often as your dog will allow. Use toothpaste and toothbrushes that are specially made for dogs and you can also use dental wipes made for dogs, if that’s easier. 

Provide Your Dog with Dental Care Toys and Treats

Dental treats and toys are a great way to maintain your dog’s dental health. Ask your veterinarian to recommend the safest and most effective treats, chews, and toys that will reduce plaque buildup on your dog’s teeth. Certain dog chew toys or bones have teeth cleaning properties and maintain the overall health of your dog’s teeth and gums. 

Prevent Dangerous Behavior

Certain behavior is bad for the health of your dog’s teeth, gums, and mouth. Don’t let your dog chew on dangerous objects like wood, sticks, or rocks, which can damage your dog’s gums and intestines. Mesquite pods, grass, leaves, and certain plants can also be irritating or damaging to your dog’s teeth and gums. Ask your veterinarian how to prevent this behavior. 

Visit Your Veterinarian for Regular Dental Checkups

Your dog should get regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings just like you do. Ask your veterinarian how often your dog needs dental checkups and make sure to stick to your appointments. Your veterinarian can evaluate the health of your dog’s teeth and gums, take x-rays if necessary, and give you tips on how to maintain your dog’s dental care at home. 

For more information on dental care for dogs, make an appointment with your local veterinarian.