The gold standard of dental care is toothbrushing with specialized enzymatic toothpaste. Studies have shown that brushing three times a week is adequate to maintain healthy teeth and gums but daily brushing is needed to control existing gingivitis. We offer several different palatable flavors of enzymatic toothpaste, poultry being the most popular. This toothpaste has a Dual-Enzyme System (glucose oxidase and lactoperoxidase) that provides natural antibacterial action and neutralizes mouth odors.
We recommend using Hill's t/d kibble as a treat daily to help reduce and keep your pet's teeth white and bright. This high fiber kibble is clinically proven to reduce plaque, stain, & tartar buildup by gently scrubbing the teeth as your buddy chews.
Another good addition to your dental heath arsenal are dental wipes. These wipes contain acetic acid and sodium hexametaphosphate (HMP) which effectively brighten and whiten teeth. Both acetic acid and HMP are sequestering agents, which bind minerals effectively inhibiting the transformation (mineralization) of dental plaque into tartar. HMP also coats the teeth and prevents further plaque, calculus and tartar build-up. The flavor is pleasant cinnamon-clove, which is favored by dogs and deodorizes their breath. The clove has an age-old additive effect of relieving pain, thus soothing the gums. Just a swipe along the gum line in between brushings can make a big difference!
Another option for keeping those pearly whites healthy are dental chews. These highly digestible, rawhide-like chews contain chlorhexidine help remove plaque and reduce tartar. The antiseptic chlorhexidine system, combined with the natural abrasive cleansing action of the chews, helps to keep breath fresh and teeth clean. Great to give between brushings, or even if you're unable to brush with especially difficult (and squirmy!) pets!
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