Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:
- Red and Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Excess drooling
- Tartar build-up
- Tooth Loss
- Weekly lip and gum examinations
- Dental vet check-ups
- Dental chews
- ....And...Yes.... Bi-weekly teethbrushing!
To brush your dog's teeth, use a soft bristle toothbrush. Scoop a small amount of paste onto the brush and move gently over your dog's teeth in small circular motions. Pay attention to the back teeth where most tartar and food build-up hides out. After brushing, use water on the toothbrush or a clean washcloth to rinse your dog's mouth. Provide fresh water for your dog to drink afterward.
And that's it! Remember that a small amount of time once every week (or two weeks) can do wonders for your best friend's health.