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    As the saying goes, “a good tooth makes a good appetite, a good body, and a delicious food.” So having a healthy tooth is just as important for a pet at home. You should know that dogs belong to omnivorous animals, so the tooth structure is complex. In addition, you can’t brush your teeth every morning and night like human beings. It is easy to suffer from various dental diseases, which will not only affect your close relationship with him, but also endanger his health.

    Canine teeth function. Normal healthy adult dogs have 42 teeth, which are arranged in a zigzag way. There are large sharp and strong split teeth on the side of the mouth, which are used to chew hard food. The front front incisors, though long and sharp, are mainly used to catch prey. Therefore, dogs usually use only the back ones to separate them, which is difficult to swallow Most of the time, food will be swallowed directly, so generally speaking, dogs’ teeth are tools to protect themselves in terms of physiological functions, rather than to help digest food as humans do. These seemingly hard teeth are not very useful when they are being eaten. The “danger” of primary teeth. Like human beings, puppies are toothless when they are born. Generally, they don’t grow teeth until about 3 weeks old. At this time, the primary teeth are small and sharp. At the age of 4 months, the primary teeth are replaced by permanent teeth accompanied by puppies for a lifetime. If your baby is malnourished or the food is too soft at this time, it will delay the replacement of teeth. Some puppies will even have double rows of teeth. Since the primary teeth have not fallen, the permanent teeth have grown out, and they are squeezed in the same alveolar with the primary teeth. In the process of permanent teeth replacement, the growth of permanent teeth pushes to squeeze the deciduous teeth, sometimes causing inflammation and swelling of the gums, which will make the puppy feel restless and often show signs of frequent gnawing and biting. The purpose of this is to promote the deciduous teeth to fall off and reduce the pain caused by gingiva. This is a normal behavior, almost every dog will happen, if you can eat the dry dog food correctly, generally this situation will not affect your dog for a long time. A large piece of toothcleaning stick or bone biting that can’t be swallowed can help the puppy finish the process of tooth replacement quickly. If the new teeth have grown out and the primary teeth haven’t fallen off, you can help him gently shake the teeth to speed up the fall of the teeth. Because double row teeth will cause more gum problems and calculus problems, so you need to pull out the primary teeth in time.

    After growing permanent teeth, the first problem the owner has to face is halitosis, which is the first and most easily ignored by the owner. The halitosis caused by dental plaque is usually related to food. It is easy to leave soft feed food on the oral cavity and tooth surface. The best way to solve this problem is to Add pet specific mouthwash to your dog’s drinking water. This mouthwash is edible, but it can’t be used for dogs by human beings, which will cause serious consequences such as gastrointestinal injury and poisoning. If the problem of halitosis will be ignored, the following problem will soon arise.

    The second thing the owner will find is that your dog has yellow calculus. Because of the combination of plaque and minerals in saliva, it will soon turn into calculus. The dog with calculus has heavier breath. Moreover, calculus is the best hotbed for bacteria to grow, so when bacteria grow to a certain extent, it will cause teeth Gingivitis, the gradual formation of gingival atrophy, serious teeth will be due to bacteria into the tooth bed abscess, some short nose breed dogs because of the problem of facial structure will also produce purulent fistula, and finally fester in the face out of a wound. Early dental calculus can reduce oral problems through the rational use of brushing and mouthwash. If you brush your dog’s teeth with a toothbrush cover since childhood, otherwise it will reduce your dog’s breath and the probability of producing dental calculus.

    This is a pet medical grade mouthwash. This is a pet medical grade toothpaste In the middle period, the calculus of your dog’s teeth can’t be removed by brushing. This is that you can take your dog to a hospital to remove the calculus. Under anesthesia, you can help him remove the calculus by using a professional dental washing machine. However, after that, the owner still needs to brush your pet’s teeth every day. The tooth washing can’t guarantee that there will be no problem after one time of white washing. In the later stage, if the calculus has eroded the gums, leading to gingivitis and atrophy, it is not only necessary to wash the teeth, but also to carry out anti-inflammatory treatment. The smaller the breed of individual, the more likely it is to have such problems, and the disease generally develops rapidly. When you find out, your pet can hardly eat. Even if the calculus is removed, not only do you need to clean your dog’s teeth with a toothbrush every day, you also need to use the corresponding drugs.

    The harm brought by plaque. The harm brought by plaque. The dog’s teeth are basically free of stones, and the usual health care only needs mouthwash. The yellow root in the picture is the second stage of dental calculus problem, which can be removed slowly with the help of brushing and mouthwash. Therefore, the development of dental diseases is directly proportional to the degree of concern of the host. Being a careful host can reduce the incidence of these common dental diseases.

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