Eating is my absolute favorite thing to do and I bet many of you feel the same way! That means my teeth are very important to us so we need to take care of them.
Did you know that February is Dental Health Month? Do you even know what that means?
Reilly here! I know what it means! I had my assistants look up exactly what the words were so that I could explain it to you! And what you can do to prevent needing to get knocked out to get your teeth cleaned! And they are fun things!
To start with, what does Dental Health Month mean? Well, when you eat you get plaque buildup on your teeth. When plaque accumulates, tartar forms on the teeth near the gum line. Bacteria from this buildup can travel into the bloodstream. What does that mean for you? Well it can cause not only a very painful mouth whenever you bite down on anything – I can’t imagine it hurting to eat – but it can cause other problems such as heart, kidney, and liver disease. Oh my!!!
What can you to help prevent these things from happening? Well you can get your pets to brush your teeth every day. I’ve found these yummy dog toothpastes that will make this experience more enjoyable. They taste like chicken! At least mine does! Also there are a variety of special dog toothbrushes that your pet can get for you. You can pick out an actual soft bristled toothbrush or a finger toothbrush.
Yes, I’m aware of the fact that we don’t have fingers, but we aren’t the ones who will be doing the brushing, our pets will! We just have to sit still and wait for a yummy treat after they are done messing with our teeth.
What kind of treat should we get? A dog dental treat! That’s right. These treats are specially formulated to help clean off plaque from our teeth while we chew them! And they taste good. Well I think that every treat tastes good! There are even treats that are minty so that your breath will smell fresh and clean and not stinky.
Another type of treats that will help with dog breath is the minty toys that are made to help your teeth and “dog” breath. These toys come in rawhide form or in rope form. I’m not allowed to have rope anymore, so I get extra minty treats! I do get to enjoy the hard plastic that is designed to help rub off plaque as I play with it.
If you don’t like any of these options, you can have your pet get you some plaque removal sprays. These are sprayed into your mouth to help soften the plaque and allow it to come off easier while you are chewing something hard. It’s instead of having your teeth brushed every day. There are even dental water additives that can be put into your water that you can drink! That way no one messes with your mouth except you!
It is an important part of your health that a routine dental care program be implemented. It’s never too early or late to begin routine dental care at home. Just remember that February might be Dental Health month, but you should be getting your teeth taken care of every day of the year!
After all, we DO love to eat!