It is very important, just like the humans, that the dogs get their teeth brushed for dental health care. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly is not only good for their teeth but it is also essential for the general health of the dog.
You should brush your dog’s teeth when he or she is calm and relax. You should have this as a usual thing to do and you should ideally brush your dog’s teeth daily.
If you don’t brush your dog’s teeth, your dog will have bad breath, plaque will build up, gum disease and tooth decay. It can also cause severe infection that will cause life-threatening illness. Dental disease is the most common preventable disease in dogs and can be avoided by simply brushing your dog’s teeth.
Tools you Need to Brush your Dog’s Teeth
First, you need to use a toothbrush that is made for dogs. The bristles are soft and specially angled to facilitate the brushing. Finger brushes are working really well for the small dogs like the Boston Terriers.
You also have to use a toothpaste that is specially made for dogs. There is dog-friendly flavors like poultry and peanut butter that the dog will sees as a treat. You should never use human toothpaste beacause there is ingredients in the toothpaste that would hurt the stomach of the dog.