I am thinking of brushing teeth for my 3-year-old dog. Is it possible for me to do this? Do you have any advice towards this?
Veterinarian Roberta Baxter answered as followings: if your dog allows you to brush his teeth, this will certainly help his teeth to be healthier. Brushing teeth helps to prevent the accumulation and formation of dental plaque and tartar, gums and teeth are also protected. However, before brushing your dog’s teeth, you should remove tartar for him first – your dog must be shaved enamel and pruced up teeth.
Brushing teeth will be more difficult for a grown-up dog than a puppy. When you brush your dog’s teeth for the first time, I recommend you to use finger brushes (brushes that fit the finger) and a brush for baby, a little toothpaste for pets and then try to make his teeth as clean as yours. Brush your dog’s teeth everyday with the most suitable brush.
Logic Oral Hygiene Gel which has thesame effects as toothpaste helps to reduce the amount of dental plaque even at the place where brushes cannot reach. If your dog doesn’t keep calm for you to brush his teeth, it still shows positive effects. It can also be mixed with the food instead of being used like toothpaste (being used to brush teeth is the most effective).
If your dog doesn’t want to get teeth brushed, you can useAquadent when he drinks, which can contribute to the reduction of dental plaque accumulation. For the long-term, protecting your dog’s oral health is very important because dental infection can transmit through blood to other organs.