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Pros and Cons of Brushing Teeth:

Brushing dog-teeth is easy
You can MAKE them be patient via discipline.
Or they're just sweet and tolerant and you do it right.

Think of tooth brushing as NOTHING BUT GUM MASSAGE

The WHOLE point of tooth brushing is CLEARING the *SLIME* from the crevice between the gums and tooth.
And the only place you even NEED to do is it OUTSIDE the teeth in the "buccal" cavity.
As opposed to INSIDE the teeth.
Their tongue handles the places INSIDE the teeth so they DO NOT EVEN have to open their mouths.

Put some polish or paste on a brush - there are two kinds.
Sticks like ours and a brush that goes on your finger.

For nice dogs I prefer the finger brush because you control it better, and there's no "hard part" to bang into the gums.
For chompy dogs, the 'stick type' brush is safer.

One lady just puts the toothpaste on the stick brush and lets her dog chew it. She "steers" it into his lipfolds and onto his gums while he's ruining-it-up hahahaha

If you de-slimed and massaged the gums THREE times a week that'd be enough.

Except when you're clearing off infection, in which case at FIRST you oughtta do it daily til the gums don't have pus, hair and slime at the tooth roots.

Antibiotics are probably good for those.

And a dental cleaning is by far better.....Except when I'm telling you it would be RISKY for your dog. which I absolutely will tell you. I have a perfect record of dental survival. I'm nbot gonna take a risky case.

After dental cleaning, just start brushing or providing serious dental exercise to HEEP the teeth healthy after the 'reset'.

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The best dental exercise.
Single Knucklebones are good when you don't know if the dog is gonna want to chew one. I buy several knucklebones at a time and it's a little cheaper most of the time.

Oxyfresh has been around a VERY long time and still hasn't been surpassed. I love the water additive. I recommend it's made fresh daily with distilled water, and for bad mouths - double strength. Always safe. this will NOT dissolve tartar but it will kill germs, reduce pus and infection and keep teeth from getting "bad" if they're not already. Kit includes gel and brushes.

Oxyfresh complete dental kit.

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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