What Do Healthy Dog Teeth Look Like?

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When you have a dog, it is important to take care of all of their needs in the way that will be most appropriate for their size, breed and healthcare concerns. Here at APL Teeth Cleaning & Treats, we wanted to give our pets some great treats but couldn’t find any that were natural, clean, healthy for their teeth and would also not be destructive in terms of packaging. Instead of finding what we were looking for, we decided to make what we needed! With our dog treats, we have been able to continue to enjoy our dog’s healthy teeth along with their vitality. Taking care of canine teeth can be a wonderful way to care for your pet. We understand that not everyone is a doggy dental health expert, so we wanted to let you know some of the things to look for that signify healthy dog teeth.

sign of healthy dog teeth and gums

  • Clean, white teeth. Healthy dog teeth are going to be nice and white from the tips to where they reach the gumline. If your dog is starting to show signs of plaque and tartar buildup around their teeth, it is time for a visit to the vet!
  • Fresh, neutral breath. A dog’s breath isn’t going to smell minty fresh, but it shouldn’t smell foul or fruity either. These are signs of other issues that a vet needs to address.
  • Pink, tight gums (with breed considerations). Gums that are pink and tight are a sign of healthy dog teeth and gums. However, keep in mind that some breeds have variations along their gums that might leave part or all of them a bluish-black.
  • Pink (or blue) tongue. Some dogs, like Chows, will have a blackish tongue, but many have pink tongues. If your dog’s tongue is starting to turn white or has spots that weren’t there before, please seek medical attention.

For more information about healthy dog teeth, we invite you to call us with questions and urge you to ask your veterinarian as well.