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Dental care is very important in dog's and they require regular dental care to prevent the build-up of plaque. We recommend brushing your dog's teeth 2-4 times a week. Watch our video guide above on how to brush your dog's teeth.

Brushing your dog's teeth can be quite tricky, as some dogs may not allow you near their mouth. But if it is possible, you should follow our guide below.

Guide to brushing your dog's teeth

Read our three-step guide to brushing your dog's teeth:

  • Step 1: Start by using your finger to brush the side of your pet’s face by his mouth. Then progress to brushing the actual teeth, just using your finger. Once he is used to this, start using a small amount of animal toothpaste on your finger and gently rub it along the teeth.
  • Step 2: Progress to using an actual toothbrush. You can use any toothbrush, but ones designed for veterinary use come in different shapes and sizes, which makes them a bit easier to use on pets.
  • Step 3: You should eventually aim to brush all the surfaces in about two minutes. The more gradual the process, the easier it will be.

Need more advice on cleaning your dog’s teeth?

For expert advice on cleaning your dog’s teeth, get in touch with your local vet.

Find your nearest vet using our Find a Vet page, or speak to a vet online using Online Vets.

View our Anident dental care range.