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Caring for your dog's teeth

A person is pulling on the lips of a dog to expose its clean, white teeth.

It is important to keep your dog’s teeth clean. Ideally you need to brush them every day, or every other day. Feeding a food meant to clean teeth is also beneficial. Medi-Cal makes an oral care food, and so does Nutro-Dental care. The food is made in a large chunk that does not crumble when the dog eats it, so his teeth have to go in and out, in and out, of the hard piece of food. If you notice a lot of tartar on your dog’s teeth then you should make an appointment with your vet for cleaning and scaling.

The hand of a person exposing the dirty, gunky teeth of a dog.

Examples of teeth that need to be cleaned

Close up - The dirty, gunky, yellow teeth of a dog.

Examples of teeth that need to be cleaned

A large piece of scale (tartar) laying on a surface.

Pictured here is a large piece of scale (tartar). When dogs have this buildup it needs to be taken off of the tooth. It usually comes off easily. Most dogs that do not get their teeth cleaned regularly need to be put under anesthesia while getting their teeth scaled. It is nice to do this routinely so they can be done while awake without panic.

The acutely dirty teeth of a dog with its mouth open with a person's fingers scraping them with a medal tool.

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The mouth of a dog with its teeth freshly cleaned. There is a scraper in the dogs mouth.

After

A person is holding up a dogs lip to expose the dirty yellow teeth.

Before

A person is holding up the lips of a dog to expose its clean teeth.

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A person pulling back the hair near a dogs mouth to expose its very yellow, dirty teeth.

Before

A person is pulling the hair around a dogs mouth to expose its dirty teeth and the gunk scraped in chips all around its lips.

Before

Close up - The dirty and gunky mouth of a dog. There are pieces of tarter all around its lips.

Before

A person is using their hand to lift the lip of a brown longhaired dog to expose its clean teeth.

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Close up - A person is using their hand to lift the lip of a dog and to expose its clean teeth.

After

Chunks of teeth tartar on top of a white table.

Tartar taken off the teeth

Close up - The dirty mouth of a dog with a recently pulled tooth.

This dog had an abscess. There was puss oozing from the tooth and it needed to be pulled. This image shows the hole in the gum after the tooth was taken out.

The dirty mouth of a dog with a recently pulled tooth with tarter on the front teeth and cleaner teeth near the back of the mouth where they were cleaned.

This image shows the hole in the gum after an abscess tooth was taken out.

Two dirty teeth that were pulled out of the mouth of a dog.

Shown here are two teeth that were pulled from a dog with two abscesses. You can see the puss on the teeth.

Courtesy of MistyTrails Havanese

A black with tan and white Pomapoo is laying on a couch and it is chewing a blue toothbrush. The dog has perk ears that a slightly pinned back.

Zoe the Pomapoo at 9 months old, brushing her teeth. Good Girl ;-)