How do dogs keep their teeth clean

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Instructions for dental care in dogs
We have often pointed out how important healthy teeth are for your dog, because a diseased oral flora leads to other serious diseases. You can also read about this: Periodontal disease

To protect your dog from dental and periodontal diseases and to keep teeth and gums healthy, you should brush their teeth regularly.

Introduce your dog to brushing teeth very carefully; so he gets used to the procedure in a pleasant way.

What you need:
- A dog toothbrush with medium bristles.
- Dog toothpaste (made specifically for dogs ONLY)
- A quiet area where there is little or no interference
- Clean hands and short fingernails - to protect the dog
- Water
- patience

Some important tips to get you started:
- Keep each dental care session as short as possible - around 2-3 minutes
- Repeat each phase (which we will list below) for five days in a row before you move on to the next step
- Every dog ​​is different; respond to the animal and don't skimp on praise and pats
- When the acclimatization phase is so advanced that you can easily brush all of the dog's teeth, you will need a total of about 3 pea-sized servings of dog toothpaste to cover the left, right and front teeth area
- Be careful when sticking your fingers in the dog's mouth. For dogs that have a tendency to bite, we recommend that you refrain from doing this.

Phase 1 - Getting used to the taste of dog toothpaste
1. Wash your hands and spread a small amount of dog toothpaste on your index finger.
2. Let the dog lick off the toothpaste.
3. Repeat several times.

Phase 2 - getting used to the touch of lips and teeth
1. Wash your hands and spread a small amount of dog toothpaste on your index finger.
2. Gently slide your index finger over the outer surfaces of your gums and teeth.
3. Reach into your dog's mouth only as far as he will accept it.
4. Repeat several times.

Phase 3 - Use the dog toothbrush - fangs first
1. Moisten the toothbrush with water and apply dog ​​toothpaste.
2. Let the dog lick some toothpaste off the brush to get used to the feeling. If necessary, gently grasp the muzzle with one hand so that it does not chew on the brush.
3. Grasp the dog's nose with one hand above the muzzle so that the lips can be lifted with your thumb and forefinger. Begin carefully by brushing the large fangs. Place the toothbrush at an angle on the gums and brush in the direction of the tooth tip "from red to white".
Do not touch the small front teeth (incisors) at this stage, as this is the most sensitive area in the dog's mouth.

Stage 4 - Brush your back teeth
1. As previously described, start cleaning the fangs.
2. Slowly move to the teeth behind the fangs in a circular brush movement (only as far as the dog tolerates).
3. Clean both sides of the dentition.

Stage 5 - Brush all teeth
1. As before, start brushing the fangs, then move on to the rear teeth and finally the incisors.
2. Grasp the muzzle with your hand to keep it closed and gently lift your upper lip with your thumb and forefinger to reveal the incisors. (Many dogs are sensitive here and involuntarily sneeze when brushing their front teeth.)
3. Gently brush the front teeth with an up and down motion.
4. Take more and more time to brush your teeth.
5. For maximum protection, brush your dog's teeth daily.

In our practice you get all the necessary utensils for a beautiful and healthy smile for your dog. Call us, we will advise you.