To a greater extent, dental diseases are appearing in the case of pets like dogs so home dental care is to be given more stress nowadays. Although you are giving home dental care for them, instantly approach the veterinarian for intervention if you suspect the extension of the dental diseases. Try to offer bone materials to your dogs without very sharp points, and they may love to chew them and then swallow up the bitten products. Such activities assist them to go for the improvement of strong teeth structures naturally.
These dogs need to be checked up for excessive plaque formation in your home itself because you have to know that breeds of dogs like Pekingese, etc. are more inclined to the development of teeth diseases because the teeth are tightly crowned in the oral cavity equal to the small size of these dogs. The recreational raw beef bones are fantastic materials to keep the tooth structures of your dog clean and free from the formation of plaque with the build-up of bacterial organisms. Toothbrushes are available for use with care in the case of dogs and one has to be cautious during the usage of these brushes in dogs. Toothbrushes are to be used with special kinds of pastes recommended by the veterinarians for home use in the case of dogs. Specially prepared foodstuff is available in pet shops to take away the tartar and the plaque materials from the tooth structures. Dry dog food and toys that are specially made to increase strength to the tooth structures are often used at home for healthier teeth cleaning.
Brushing a dog’s teeth can be a pleasing and fun process if approached in a cheerful manner. First, choose a soft-bristled toothbrush. A bristled toothbrush made for dogs is the best choice because they are angled to easily reach the back teeth. You will also want an enzymatic toothpaste from your veterinarian. Do not use human toothpaste as it contains detergents that should not be swallowed by dogs. Push the toothpaste down in between the bristles. This leaves the paste to fully coat the teeth.
Approach your dog in a happy, mild manner and start easy. You can get started by using a washcloth to rub the teeth front and back, in the same manner, you will be using the brush. Do this twice a day for two weeks. Pair it with something nice for your dog, like a treat or play session. After two weeks, you should bring out the toothbrush with only water on the bristles. Start brushing regularly for several days. When your dog tolerates this brushing, apply the toothpaste. Ten short, back and forth motions should be executed before moving the brush to other parts of the dog’s mouth.
Gingivitis will progress to periodontal disease if left untreated, which is non-curable but can be handled with intensive care at home and intermittent dental cleanings under anesthesia. The time interval between teeth cleaning procedures will depend on how frequently you can brush the teeth at home. If you can’t brush at home, your dog may require several cleanings per year.
The plaque materials must be periodically removed at home to avoid any occurrence of periodontal diseases, which are more common among dogs. Dental wipes are available in pet shops, and they may be used cautiously in the home. This helps to get rid of more plaque and the tartar-like materials that are loosely attached.