We’ve heard it all when it comes to dog oral care, and there are many common misconceptions we hear about caring for a dog’s dental health all the time. We’ve decided to dispel some of the myths about dog oral care, and we’ve included some of the most common down below.
- White teeth equal healthy teeth—Even though your dog’s teeth may be white, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re healthy. In fact, the health of your dog’s gums is what matters most. If your dog has red, swollen gums, this means an infection could be lurking and could eventually impact your dog’s teeth.
- Bad breath is normal in dogs—In many dogs, having bad breath is a sign of an infected mouth. The odour coming from your dog’s mouth could be one of the byproducts caused by bacteria buildup, which can often lead to dental disease.
- Tooth brushing doesn’t make a difference—One of our top dog oral care tips is to brush your dog’s teeth regularly with a canine toothbrush and toothpaste. Although some people say this won’t make a difference, brushing your dog’s teeth a few times a week can keep plaque and tartar at bay while helping with overall gum health.
We want to help you keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy for their entire life. If you’re curious about what our cosmetic teeth cleaning services include or want to schedule an appointment, reach out to us today.