How Brushing Your Dog's Teeth Can Help Them Live a Better Life

Updated: Feb 4

Did you know that taking care of your dog’s teeth is one of the keys to a long and happy life for your pet? Dental disease can lead to numerous health problems for your dog, which is why routine brushing and dental exams are important for the overall wellness of your furry family member.

Benefits of Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

  • Healthy teeth = better breath

  • Daily and/or weekly brushing can reduce dental diseases that can affect your dog’s organs

  • Helps to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar

  • Brushing daily helps in preventing tooth loss well into their older years and helps avoid problems if they do lose their teeth

  • Helps you spot any issues early on

Benefits of Routine Dental Health Checks

  • 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 have some sort of periodontal disease. Routine checks can help prevent tooth disease

  • Preventative care can save you money in the long run

  • Adult dogs have 42 teeth. When you have a puppy heading into adulthood, retained baby teeth can cause problems. Your vet will be able to keep an eye on this

  • Helps remove plaque and tartar buildup in your dog’s teeth

All of the above are important reasons why brushing and maintain your dog’s teeth helps them to live a healthier, happier, and better life. Want to read more on how nutrition plays a key role in optimal dental health? Click here.


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