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Plaque builds up in your dog's teeth just like they do in your own. You, however, brush your teeth at least twice a day, whereas your dog does not. When plaque has been present in their teeth for a long period of time, they start to turn into tartar and tartar could pose some health risk for your dog. As it increases, it can go deep under your dog's gums and can carry with them some harmful bacteria which could destroy your dog's gums or bring them some disease. So what are the necessary steps for doggie mouth hygiene? They might seem so complicated, but they not. Here are some simple steps that you can take to better care for your dog's teeth.
* Brush you dog's teeth for at least twice a week. Avoid using your own personal toothpaste for your canine simply because they possess a good sense of taste. A tiny amount of that icy cool toothpaste is going to drive your dog crazy and may cause them to be afraid of the teeth cleaning session. Use some specially made dog toothpaste to do the job for you. They can be easily bought at your local pet store. Brushing will keep plaque in a minimum and it will also be a good bonding activity with your dog.
* Feed your dog some dog biscuits. It is good for them. This crunchy stuff actually cleans your dog's teeth by rubbing against their teeth.
* Give them also some dental chews if you cannot brush their teeth regularly.
* Get some dentistry services for your dog at your veterinarian's clinic. Your dog's teeth can be cleaned, pulled, capped, or filled just like yours. They are quite expensive so if you would like to escape the cost, better start brushing their teeth on your own.
If you do not take care of your dog's teeth or they do not get any professional cleaning, chances are, they are going to develop mouth diseases. These could range from gingivitis, which makes the gums to appear red and swollen, to serious infection which could affect your dog's other internal organs. When these enter through the bloodstream, it may be quite difficult to treat them. You owe it to your dog to take care of their dental health. They will only be of any good to you if you keep them in a strong and healthy condition.