Best Ways to Keep Dogs' Teeth Clean

Just like us "hoomans," periodontal health is super important for our canine companions. And as a loving pet parent, we're sure you want to do whatever it takes to support your dog's chompers. 

That's we’re here with three tips and tricks to support your fur-friend’s dental hygiene.

Dental Bones & Sticks

Periodontal health doesn't have to stop at just basic teeth-brushing, though! That's where we come in. ;)

Our new All-in-One FUNctional Dental Bones get in-between teeth to prevent tartar buildup, while also supporting gum and oral health. Oh, and they also include calcium to support healthy bones and teeth. 

Plus, these bones also include pawsome ingredients that provide even more benefits to support your bestie from head-to-tail. What kind of extra benefits, you may ask? We're talkin' skin, coat, joint, gut, and immune support.

Pretty cool, right?!

As if that's not already pawsome enough, we also have a collection of OraStix™ products to try as well! These tasty sticks support periodontal health and other specific areas of canine wellness. Plus, they make for a fun activity that'll keep your pup entertained.

Who says your doggy's periodontal health can't be fun?

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Brush, Brush, Brush!

The best way to ensure your dog has good dental hygiene is to brush their teeth daily. But, if brushing your dog's teeth is new for both of you, be sure to ease into it!

Before you dive right into brushing, make sure your pup is comfortable first. Try rubbing your finger along their teeth, gums, and mouth to make sure they're comfortable and at ease. 

As for the actual brushing, start by finding a nice, pet-friendly toothpaste and toothbrush. Then, on your first attempt, start with a few teeth just to get some practice in. After all, it's perfectly normal for you and your dog to have an awkward moment or two!

As your dog gets used to their new routine, they may give you a little more time to reach more teeth. But, if you find that your dog isn’t a big fan of the toothbrush, there are alternatives such as a finger brush, pet-friendly dental pads, or even a soft gauze pad wrapped around your finger. 

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Professional Care

Annual or bi-annual teeth cleanings are likely the most effective way to remove any tartar build up on their teeth.

So, if you notice a change in your pet’s eating habits, excessive drooling, discolored or broken teeth, or red swollen gums, try to make a visit with your vet as soon as possible to identify any underlying issues and set a game plan.

While professional cleanings can tend to be more expensive and might require your dog to be put under anesthesia, it’s best to open the conversation with your vet first to see what’s best for your furry fave.

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Questions? Just Ask!

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If you have any comments or questions, feel free to tell us below. If you would like to learn more about our collection of products, you can also reach out to us directly at 1-800-738-0661 or

As always, we’ll be here to Keep Your Bestie Feeling Zesty™

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