Tooth Truths: Facts About Dog Teeth

Tooth Truths: Facts About Dog Teeth

How much do you know about your dog’s teeth? It’s ok to admit it…you love when you catch your dog “smiling,” but you probably don’t know much about his pearly whites. At Ark Naturals, we take pride in creating products that help keep our pets happy and healthy, including dental products. Below are some fun facts about dogs’ teeth.

  • Dogs have 42 permanent teeth – 20 on the top, and 22 on the bottom.
  • Puppies have 28 temporary teeth that appear around 3 to 4 weeks of age.
  • By age 3, around 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease.
  • Smaller dog breeds are more likely to develop periodontal disease.
  • Dogs’ teeth can be categorized in 4 ways: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
  • Adult dogs have 10 molars and 16 premolars.
  • Dogs usually don’t get cavities, because they don’t consume much sugar.

It’s essential for you, as his owner, to help your dog take care of his chompers and prevent any serious teeth or gum issues from forming. Unfortunately, he dog can’t lift a toothbrush with his paw to brush his teeth, but with Ark Naturals Brushless Toothpaste, can he still do the work for you!

Brushless-Toothpaste – This is a dental chew for your dog with a patented design that has a soft toothpaste center to help fight plaque, tartar and bacteria. It is made from L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), sodium bicarbonate and calcium carbonate (help abrasive action), alfalfa (source of chlorophyll) cinnamon, vanilla, clove (all freshen breath and taste great!).  The abrasive outer core provides the “tooth brushing” action they need – minus the brush.

Plaque-Zapper – This is a natural dental product that you just add to water. It’s colorless, odorless, and tasteless so your pup won’t even know he’s taking something good for him while it helps prevent dental decay, plaque, tartar, and bad breath.  Plaque Zapper is meant to be used in combination with the Brushless Toothpaste as part of a daily dental regimen.

Gray Muzzle Brushless Toothpaste – These are “senior-friendly” dental chewables. They have the same plaque- and tartar-fighting active ingredients as the original formula but are formed into an airy chew that is easier on the teeth. Not only for older dogs, Gray Muzzle Brushless toothpaste is helpful for any dog with gum tenderness and/or missing teeth (including puppies).

Click the links above to learn more about these dental products, including information on their ingredients and usage!

Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean with Ark Naturals  

Every time you brush your teeth, it’s a good reminder to care for your dog’s teeth! Even if you don’t brush your pup’s teeth daily, peek inside his mouth at least once a week to make sure everything looks healthy and clean!  Using Ark Naturals dental products will have you and your pup smiling all day long! Click our dog wellness page for more products to help your pup.

Ark Naturalsis the preeminent brand of health and wellness products for pets. Ark Naturals has created and produced highly effective formulas for over 20 years.  Our products are designed to offer natural remedies for an array of pet care needs including oral care (dental), joint relief, skin & coat remedies, cognitive function, calming, digestion, and overall wellness. All-natural products and revolutionary formulas provide a better, more fulfilling life for your pet.

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