How does a dog remove tartar?

It is rightly said that the health of the gastrointestinal tract begins with the teeth. Therefore, the pet's teeth must be monitored.

One of the most common diseases of the oral cavity is tartar. These are lime deposits on the teeth in the form of a white-yellow plaque at the neck of the teeth. At first it is loose and light, and over time it becomes dense and dark.

Causes of tartar in dogs

  • Dental calculus consists of epithelium (flattened), food debris, bacteria, calcium and phosphorus salts and supports gingivitis.
  • These are bacteria that live on the surface of a tooth that, in the course of their metabolism, secrete insoluble, mineral compounds that form a dense structure. The more often the dog eats, the faster the stones are formed.
  • Also, the cause of dental deposits becomes a metabolic disorder, primarily salt.

Remove tartar in dogs

Dental calculus in dogs must be removed in order not to provoke various complications: smell from the mouth, the appearance of a foci of chronic inflammation of the gums, intoxication of the body. Bacteria produce various toxins that, entering the gastrointestinal tract, cause gastritis, hepatopathy, ulcers, impair digestibility and absorption, overload the immune system.

Removing tartar can not be engaged at home. To do this, contact your veterinarian.

How does a dog remove tartar? There are two methods of removal: mechanical and ultrasonic:

  • Mechanical involves scraping a stone from a tooth. But it may damage the gums. In addition, the effect of such cleansing is temporary. A more thorough cleaning can only be done under general anesthesia.
  • A more modern and safer way is ultrasonic stone removal.


  1. The best prevention of tartar - brushing your teeth after eating. This is a domestic procedure, to which you need to teach the dog more with a puppy. Special toothbrushes and dog gels are now on sale. You can use tooth powder for people (preferably children).
  2. With a slight plaque, you can try to remove the tartar by brushing your teeth with a powder with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.
  3. If tartar is formed very quickly, it is necessary to prevent oral health. It is necessary to use toothpastes with enzymes or antiseptics.
  4. If the dog does not want to brush his teeth, then you need to use special adhesive tablets for animals.



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