Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health issue for dogs over 2 1/2 to 3 years of age. Over 80% will suffer from this preventable problem.
Plaque – Bacteria and proteins from saliva stick to the tooth and form plaque which constantly coats the teeth.
It is soft, off-white in colour and can be easily wiped or brushed from tooth surface.
Tartar – Within 48-72 hours, calcium salts are deposited in this plaque film and turned into tartar.
It is a hard yellow-brown crust that cannot be wiped or brushed off. It must be carefully scrap off.
Tartar advances under the gum line and starts a prices called periodontal disease.
Can cause thickening of gums, receding gums, loss of bone from the socket of the tooth, weakening of ligaments holding tooth in the socket. It also results in bad breath, discomfort, infection and eventual loss of tooth.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
* Discoloration caused by tartar
* Difficulty in chewing or swallowing
* Rapid jaw or tongue movements
* Loose teeth
* Loss of teeth
* Bleeding of the gum
* Thickening of gums
* Nasal discharge
What you can do:
* Brush your fur baby’s teeth often. Preferably once a day.
* Schedule a dental check with your vet. If there’s a need, do a dental scaling.
1. Virbac CET Toothpaste
Comes in malt, poultry & vanilla mint.
We personally love the vanilla mint for a fresher breath on our fur babies.
It does not have any foaming agents and it’s safe to consume. Contains dual enzyme system to inhibit forming of plaque.
Suitable for both dog and cat.
What’s toothpaste without a toothbrush? They come as a pair.
We prefer soft bristles toothbrush for the gentleness towards the gums.
Using the right size toothbrush plays a part too. Regular brushing helps reduce plaque and tartar.
3. Alma Crystal
One of our recent favourite for daily use, twice a day. Alma Crystal is gel form of Alma Water. Shake it well and watch the gel turn into water! It have antibacterial properties that kills any harmful dental bacteria which reduces plaque and tartar. The best part of this product, it reduces bad breath.
With consistent use, you’ll notice the tartar fall off easily. We’re speaking from experience. Tried & tested.
Can be used daily.
4. Alma Diamond
It consists of Alma Crystal & natural fossilised coral powder. Alma Crystal helps loosen the tartar while the fossilised coral powder gives the whitening effect and help mend the tooth surface.
Recommended to be use once every 2-3 days.
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