The solution for gentle cleaning of teeth and gums.
Gingivitis (gum imflammation) is usually manifested by redness, swelling, odor and painful manifestation of the dog in contact with pimples. In puppies it often arises during milk teeth replacing at the age of 4-6 months. Gingivitis in adult dogs is most often associated with increased formation of tartar.
It develops gradually and is manifested as a coating (bacterial plaque), in particular on the surfaces of the molars and canines. Tartar arises from food debris, necrotic mucosa under the impact of microorganisms, saliva and salts. If tartar amplifies it may put the pressure on the gums and lead to exposed tooth necks. In the detached gum there settle food leftovers which can cause infections and lead to tooth loss due to the gradual loosening of the teeth out of its socket.
If you observe gingivitis in your dog, choose softer food, soak dry dog food in water until tender. At least once per day wipe gums gently with the swab soaked in a suitable veterinary solution. Products with chlorhexidine and other disinfecting agents are recommend to be administered only locally. It is not recommended to administer products containing chlorhexidine in food and water due to its chemical nature.
If you notice that your dog has increased plaque formation, clean its teeth with a suitable soft brush soaked in a suitable veterinary solution. The teeth do not need not to be cleaned every day. Usually just 1x to 2x a week is enough. Plaque formation and the quality of the teeth and gums can be positively influenced by substances contained in the veterinary product Teeth and Gums Care.
We recommend to see a vet when the following diseases occur: abscess (abscesses, pouch), fungal diseases, the occurence of warts in the mouth and sore throat. When it comes to serious diseases such as benign tumor formation (epulis), cleft palate, cleft upper lip, soft palate defects, a visit to the veterinary clinic is a matter of course.