The Cheap Way to Keep Your Dog's Teeth Clean

Updated on February 28, 2016

Dental Chews and Toys

This is probably the easiest way to ensure that your dog's teeth stay healthy. Chewing on treats and toys geared toward dental hygiene give your dog an extra treat and helps to improve their teeth. However, this method doesn't replace brushing your dog's teeth at least weekly. I like to try to give my dog Sherlock at least one Greenie dental chew a day. Not only does it help with his teeth, but definitely helps with his breath.

Removing Tartar

If you've reached that point where your dogs teeth look they've been chewing on yellow crayons, then shame on you. Every dog owner has neglected their dog's teeth at some point, but once they've reached this stage, you need to take action.

The normal path is to take your dog to the vet and pay an large fee for teeth cleaning. But there's also a different way. As long as your dog's teeth are not too far gone, you can use a tartar remover to get rid of those yellow spots on your dog's teeth. Amazon has a cheap option for a tartar remover. There is also a video below on how to easily remove that tartar from your dogs's teeth with a little practice and trust from your dog. After you have removed the tartar, it's recommended that you stick with brushing at least once a week. If you spoil your dog with people food, three times a week is a better routine in my opinion.


Brushing is probably the most important suggestion on this page. If you're brushing your dog's teeth at least three times a week, then you can pat yourself on the back and go adopt five more dogs. If not, find a toothbrush somewhere and start brushing those canines. It's important that your dog is comfortable with that toothbrush all up in that mouth. Start out by giving your dog a small taste of the toothpaste you're going to use, so they're more willing to let you use the toothbrush. The toothbrush below is a good one to use because it will get each side of the tooth that you're working on. In the long run, brushing your dog's teeth will help you save on those vet bills and might prevent them from developing serious oral issues.

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.


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