Dog’s teeth and gums are an essential factor to their overall health and wellbeing. Since dogs can’t brush their teeth themselves, it’s our job as pet parents to help keep their mouths fresh and clean to prevent dental diseases.

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Are Dogs’ Mouths Cleaner Than Humans?

When you get home, does your dog greet you with kisses and licks? You’re not alone. My dog loves jumping up and down and is determined to kiss my face. She can jump pretty high and is more successful at this than I’d like her to be. But I’m not a fan of puppy kisses on my face, it kind of grosses me out. Is this something I need to be concerned about or am I just overreacting? It’s time to settle the question, “Is dog saliva cleaner than humans?” Find the answer below…

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BARK Bright Dental Reviews: Toothpaste & Chew Sticks

Keeping your dog’s teeth clean is a big job. It is estimated that nearly 80% of dogs will have periodontal disease by their third birthday. On top of that, over half of dog owners have never brushed their pup’s teeth. Many owners are intimidated by the prospect and give up when their pets resist or refuse to let them get the job done. One option is BARK Bright Dental, a dog-specific dental kit from the team behind BARK Box and BARK Food. BARK offers doggie toothpaste fortified with enzymes in a unique, owner-friendly kit. Let’s get into the details in our BARK Bright Dental reviews.

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Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Cleanings And Work?

Dental-related health concerns are a gray area for many pet parents because they don’t know what is covered or excluded from pet insurance policies. Are the preventive daily dental hygiene products and procedures covered by insurance? And what about the more severe dental accidents and illnesses, like gum disease, endodontic disease, tooth extractions, and more? We’re here to answer your questions so you clearly understand what a pet insurance policy entails.

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5 Steps To Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth (A Complete Guide)

After a long day, what dog owner doesn’t love the joyful welcome they receive from their beloved pets when they walk in the door? But when you bend down to greet your happy hound, does their bad doggy breath make you cringe? That halitosis could be more than just a sign that Fido ate something he shouldn’t have. Often bad breath, just as for humans, is a sign that your dog’s dental health is not what it should be. So what does a responsible dog owner do…

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Can Dogs Get Braces On Their Teeth?

Yes, dog braces are a reality but not for the reasons you might imagine. While we usually think of braces as a cosmetic luxury for humans, dog orthodontics address a very different need. Veterinary dentists have been using dog braces for over 30 years to help with some serious issues that can compromise the health and wellness of pups. We’ll explore how braces could benefit your furry friend, how much they cost, and more.

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