Brushing your dog’s teeth may actually prevent some serious canine health problems. Learn the proper technique for how to brush, what toothpaste to use, and more!
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[Music] Hi I’m dr. Mike and this is Mandy and Lola and today we’d like to demonstrate The proper technique for brushing your Pets teeth a lot of times on a routine Patient exam clients will ask do I Really need to brush my pets teeth and My answer is simple yes you do Gingivitis and tartar can advance to Another stage called periodontal disease Or even form dental abscesses this is Important because these infections can Actually spread systemically to other Major organs including the heart valves The liver and even the kidneys so it Becomes very important that we learn to Keep a routine management or monitoring Or pets mouth and I want to teach you How to do that first of all I want you To get into the habit of looking into Your pets mouth I want you to know what Is normal so we can look at their teeth We can smell their breath and we can Even open their mouths that they’re Going to let you this is good to get in A habit of because once you learn what Normal is then if something changes a Broken tooth reddening of the gums which Is called gingivitis or even a growth or Some other change or even simply their Breath changes these are things if you Notice you’ll want to bring it to the Attention of your veterinarian there’s a Couple things we need for brushing the
Teeth of course we need toothpaste we Want to use a pet approved toothpaste Don’t use human toothpaste okay they Come in a variety of flavors from malt Flavors to mint to poultry you’ll want To find which one your pet likes because If they like the flavor of it it’s going To make it an enjoyable experience for Them then easier it is for you you’re Going to like doing it and then we can Do it on a routine basis so that’s very Important the second thing is we’re Going to want to get a toothbrush Designed for pets again the size of your Pet will make a difference there’s Toothbrushes that are large for big dogs This one’s nice because it has two sizes In it there’s some that are small for Medium sized or smaller dogs and so when We get a toothbrush we’re going to put a Little bit of toothpaste on here and We’re going to see how Lola likes it so Since she’s small we’re To go ahead and use the smaller end of The toothbrush here some specialists now Believe that the better way or more Efficient is to go in a straight path so Let’s go ahead and get started so we’re Going to try it with Lola here now again We’ll get back in here and you just need To do the outside of the teeth okay and It works pretty quick getting it on here The tongue will take care of what’s on The inside so we don’t need to worry
About that which makes it a lot easier To clean the teeth secondly 96% of Tartar actually is on the outside of the Teeth so that’s what we want to focus With Lola loves dis flavor This is poultry she loves it so that’s How we brush our teeth it’s very simple It’s very fast the key is doing it on a Routine maintenance I recommend doing it Daily and most specialists do if you’re Only doing it once a week or once a Month it’s not going to do anything Daily is the key I also wanted to let You know that there’s a couple other Things we can do for cleaning the teeth First and foremost brush teeth daily you Must remain committed dental diets there Are special diets that can be mixed with Your pet’s current food to maintain good Dental health gels can be applied weekly To prevent bacteria from sticking to the Teeth there are drinking water additives That might help fight plaque and also Chew toys but ask your veterinarian for Their approval before using I hope that This information has been helpful thank You for watching [Music] You