Dental care for puppies - laying the foundation for dental health
In the puppy age, most dogs have bright white teeth, on which no tartar has yet formed. But without adequate dental care, this condition can change quickly. Veterinarians indicate that by the age of three, 80 percent of all dogs already suffer from dental diseases or inflamed gums. For this reason, dental care should begin with a very young age. If you already brush the dogs's teeth as a puppy you lay the foundation for the lifelong dental health of your friend on four paws. The emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush has proven to be optimal for this, as it effectively prevents diseases such as periodontitis. In addition, your pet will get used to brushing teeth more easily at this age.
The dog's tooth development
Like humans, dogs are born toothless. At around four to five weeks of age, the first teeth break through in the animals. This development enables your darling to eat solid food and slowly wean itself off the mother. When the milk dentition is complete, it consists of six molars, two fangs and six incisors, each in the lower and upper jaw - a total of 28 teeth. The primary teeth of the puppy are usually smaller and significantly more pointed than the permanent teeth. The little ones themselves first have to practice their teeth and quickly cause a scratch when they let off steam.
Puppies and dental care - that's why it's so important from the start
As bright as you know how your puppies primary teeth are now, they wont stay for long. Food residues that remain in the dentition after eating provide bacteria with an excellent breeding ground. The pearly whites become discolored, later the plaque solidifies to tartar, which is considered to be the cause of numerous dental diseases in dogs, such as periodontitis. This tooth disease is not only extremely painful for your dog, but can lead to the loss of the teeth in the long term. For this reason, dental care for puppies is of immense importance. In addition to the right dog food, this also includes regular tooth brushing.
With the innovative emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush, which gently cleans the dog's teeth, you can even brush the teeth of puppies. At this age, getting used to the necessary oral hygiene is also easier than with older dogs, where you often have to be more patient with the procedure. A puppy can usually be introduced to dental care in a playful manner and later internalized it as a necessary routine. In any case, every puppy and dog should be used to opening the mouth regardless of the importance of dental care - so that on the one hand you can identify misaligned teeth and tooth problems early on and on the other hand so that your favorite veterinarian can be subjected to examinations more easily, for example if he has injured his mouth.
The permanent dog's teeth - impressive and vital for survival
Between about the fourth and seventh month of life, the puppy slowly loses the primary teeth, which are replaced by the permanent teeth. When exactly the tooth change takes place is quite individual from animal to animal and depends on the individual dog breeds and the general condition of the animal. The dog's permanent dentition normally consists of 42 teeth. These include two fangs, six incisors and 12 molars in the upper jaw and two fangs, six incisors and four molars in the lower jaw, which enable the dog to catch, grip and hold on and crush the prey. The diverse functions of the dog's teeth illustrate how important dental care is for dogs and brushing teeth for puppies.
The change of teeth and how you can support your dog
The change of teeth is announced by the so-called chewing phase, in which the puppy likes to chew on shoes and other objects. Because puppies often swallow many of the primary teeth, dog owners often do not really notice the actual tooth change. It is important to recognize malaligned teeth at an early stage and in this case to present the puppy to the veterinarian. A persistent primary tooth is also not uncommon. This means that the primary tooth does not fall out, even though the permanent tooth has already erupted. In this case, too, it is necessary to brush the puppy's teeth, because residues of dog food often remain in these places.
With some puppies, changing teeth is completely problem-free, while other dogs have to struggle with some difficulties. For example, the breakthrough of the permanent dog's teeth can cause severe pain to the animals. You can support your puppy with nutrient-rich dog food without sugar and special chew toys as well as thorough dental care that minimizes plaque and tartar in the dog's mouth. You should also avoid tugging and retrieving games during this time. This causes the puppy to experience additional pain. On top of that, the permanent teeth can be damaged or even broken off - even the most effective dental care for dogs is of no use.
Brush the puppies teeth - healthy dog teeth from the start
In order to effectively prevent tartar and the resulting dental diseases such as periodontitis and gum infections in dogs, dental care is indispensable as a puppy. Dental plaque and tartar are among the most common conditions why dogowners visit the veterinarian. It is up to you to brush the puppies teeth and get used to the necessary oral hygiene at an early stage. With this you support the health of your favorite from the beginning.
With the emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush, tooth cleaning is both particularly thorough and gentle. The toothbrush for dogs based on ultrasound functions completely without brushing, but deeply cleans teeth and gums by imploding microbubbles, which are formed in the mouth by the ultrasound. As a result, the ultrasound toothbrush is often better accepted by animals than a conventional toothbrush. Bacteria that trigger tartar and mouth odor are thoroughly eliminated even without the cleaning movement.
On top of that, the emmi®-pet generates neither vibrations nor noises like a conventional electric toothbrush, which irritates puppies and dogs to such an extent that they refuse to brush their teeth. However, if you brush your puppy's teeth with the emmi®-pet, this is not the case. In this way, the ultrasonic toothbrush combines particularly thorough tooth cleaning with an extremely animal-friendly procedure.
Brushing puppies teeth with the emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush
In order to prevent bad teeth, which can permanently damage the health of your favorite, start brushing your puppy’s teeth as early as possible. Get your little darling used to opening your mouth early and to the taste of the special ultrasound toothpaste that is required when brushing your teeth with the emmi®-pet. Always reward the puppy with playful habits with pats and treats. If the animal is sufficiently familiar with it, you can start brushing your puppy's teeth.
Place the puppy and yourself so that you can brush the animal's teeth well. Then spread some toothpaste on the puppy's teeth and then hold the emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush against the dog's teeth without scrubbing like with a conventional toothbrush. Work your way through your puppy's entire dentition this way. Bacteria, which cause the formation of tartar, have hardly any chance and you help the puppy to start life healthy. Because your dog benefits from healthy teeth not only as a puppy, but into old age.