Mommy Blog Expert: 3 Steps to Brushing Dog Teeth to Keep Your Pet's Mouth Healthy & Fresh Smelling

Thursday, March 31, 2016

3 Steps to Brushing Dog Teeth to Keep Your Pet's Mouth Healthy & Fresh Smelling


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We all think our dogs are perfectly charming, don't we? But, let's get real. Nothing stinks more than their dog breath. In fact, as much as many of us canine loving humans enjoy a dog licking our face, you have to admit that 4-legged doggie breath is often more foul-smelling than it needs to be.


Thanks to Petsmile, I'm glad to present these steps that are easy as 1-2-3 to get and keep your canine's teeth clean, healthy and fresh smelling.

Step 1
Handling the mouth and face
  • Massage and handle the chin, upper and lower jaw for a couple minutes at least once a day to get your canine familiar with you touching this are of their face
Step 2
Massage the teeth and gums with a mildly abrasive material
  • Use materials such as a soft cloth of gauze in order to be gentle on their teeth
Step 3
Toothpaste and a toothbrush
  • You've made it! Now while using a toothpaste with flavor brushing your pet's teeth and gum will be a tasty process 
After each of these 3 steps, be sure to offer generous praise, affection and treats -- and repeat. Rewarding your pet will ease pet anxiety and them looking forward to a tasty surprise at the end of each dental treatment.

Remember, good dental hygiene at home is not a substitute for professional medical and dental care for your animal. It is important to have regular checkups with your veterinarian to ensure your dog's chances of living a healthy life.

About Petsmile
Petsmile is the only pet friendly toothpaste recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC). The product's exclusive Calprox formula is clinically proven to prevent plaque formation for healthier teeth and gums while keeping your dog's breath fresh -- all wrapped up in a delicious beef flavor. A 4.5 ounce tube of Petsmile sells for $25 + shipping and is available on the company's website.

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20 comments:

Kraus House Mom said...

My dog loved getting her teeth brushed. As soon as she saw me pick up the tube of toothpaste her tail would knock over anything in her way.

Jennifer said...

This is great information. Keeping your dog's teeth clean is very important to their health, but it can be difficult to do.

Melissa Lawler said...

I really need to do this with Norm. I'll pick up a brush for him this weekend.

The Binder Ladies said...

Very smart tips! I wish I would have had these when I had my dog!

Masshole Mommy said...

My dog's breath is kickin'. We give him dental chews, but they are definitely not enough.

Shauna Torres said...

What great tips. I tell you, it is not easy brushing my 69 lb dog's teeth but when the vet tells me how great her teeth look, I can be proud. LOL.

Jeannette said...

I always have good intentions to brush my dog's teeth. It is a great idea to do! Saves a ton of money at the vet!

Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said...

Thanks for sharing this! Seems like it will be very helpful for dog owners (and the dogs themselves)!

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I don't have a dog, but you made brushing sound very manageable. I will pass this on to my daugher who has 2 dogs.

Dawn Lopez said...

These are probably the most useful tips I've ever seen for learning how to get those doggie teeth brushed and fresh smelling. It's definitely a learning curve.

Life With Kathy said...

These are some great tips. I don't have any dogs so I can't really relate to this..but I do have two cats. I definitely need to get some items so that I can start cleaning their teeth.

Amanda said...

I never brushed my dogs teeth :O These are great tips! Maybe it's not such a bad thing to try

Ann B said...

My Sister and i were just talking about her trying to brush her dogs teeth. I will have to share this with her.

Adelina Priddis said...

Great tips! I always made my husband take care of the dogs teeth.

Aubrey said...

We just got a dog and I was wondering if I should brush it's teeth. Thanks for the information.

Dawn GT said...

thanks for sharing such great tips and i have to say the pic of the dog with the shades is great. lol.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I never knew that dog's needed their teeth brushed. I thought those bones or whatever was enough. Glad to know the procedure and the right toothpaste to use.

Liz Mays said...

I need to see if my sister has attempted this with her dog. She should try it!

Lauren said...

I don't think my dog would ever let me near her with a toothbrush. I buy the treats that help get rid of plaque instead.

Amanda Mawhinney said...

Thanks for the tips! My dog hates to get her teeth brushed, so I will have to try giving treats