Today I am going to share with you some information about the care of your dog’s teeth. All right what I am going to talk about is how often should you brush your dog’s teeth? It is probably the number one thing that most people are unaware of on how important it really is.
Dental care starts on the first day when you get your dog. Even though they have baby teeth when you generally get them, what you want to start is to brush their teeth from day one. It helps build the tolerance in obtaining your goal and it helps keep their adult teeth clean and strong as they come in.
How to clean dog teeth:
When you brush your dog’s teeth, you want to make sure you are getting the back teeth. You go up your hand to the side of the mouth.
Basically, you have to lift the lips and go all the way on the back. You want to focus on the back teeth. A lot of times you can have pearly whites in the front and then they can have a ton of tartar build up in the back.
Dogs get a dental disease just like humans called periodontal disease. It is plaque build-up, tartar build up, and gingivitis. It can eventually down the road be the cause of heart disease and lung disease and it can be fatal in some cases. An abscess of the mouth can actually go through the sinus and take out your dog’s vision and actually take away one of their eyes.
So I tell people if you start brushing from day one they will not only get used to having your hands in their mouth but will also get used to getting their teeth brushed. It kind of works hand in hand. Say they grab something toxic, they are used to having their teeth brushed you can grab whatever it is out of their mouth. Just focus on the back teeth, don’t worry about the inside of their teeth and you want to do it once a day.
If once a day is too much for the teeth brushing, they also have chews which are available.
They also have a rinse that you can rinse in their mouth once a day to where you just squeeze it on both sides and the enzymes actually interact with the saliva to get around killing the bacteria for 24 hours.
It is crucial that you take care of your dog’s teeth. It is one of the number one things you can do and it will be less expensive in the future on dental and just health overall will be much better if you take care of your dog’s teeth. That is about it for the dog’s teeth care.
How Often Should You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?
Let’s talk about how often should you brush your dog’s teeth?
A lot of companies make finger brush or toothpaste kits for dogs, and so talk to your veterinary clinic and get the right one.
Make sure your dog allows you to brush their teeth, and make sure you’re doing it correctly first of all, but how often is important? The more you do it, honestly, the better of these dogs are. It’s unrealistic to think that we’re going to brush our dog’s teeth twice a day, but if you can do it once a week, even once a month it can make a huge difference.
Dental and oral health is tantamount to overall health and longevity of your pet, and so once a day would be great, but once a week to every couple of weeks is probably more realistic for most people. Make it a good thing. Don’t force it on them, you know, give them a little treat afterward, or actually, the toothpaste itself is flavored so some dogs really like that. But if you can do it often it’s actually great for the long-term health care of your dog.
How many teeth do dogs have?
Dog’s owners always feel curious about their pets when their puppies start growing and think about their pet that how many teeth does my dog have? And start exploring the internet.
Well in short 42-28 is the numbers of teeth present in an adult and a puppy’s mouth respectively. The teeth set completes within six months.
When do dogs lose their baby teeth?
Like Kids dogs also have baby teeth that are lost and replaced by their adult teeth/permanent teeth when they are about 7-8 months old.
If your dog is an adult and losing teeth, you should see a vet about it. This points to a dental disease which causes your dog pain and discomfort, which should be treated.