dogs need their teeth cleaned professionally just like people ..........
My bath water is quite clean since I use the tub only for soaking in hot water for a
few minutes after a strenuous round of golf. There is no soap or shampoo in water.
Professional cleaning not necessary if you brush their teeth every week. Dogs
have amazingly good saliva, it is actually a good anti-septic and plaque has not built up
at all in my 4 year old dog.
Once in a while I will scrape her teeth with the same tool dentists use to
scrape ours. But like I said this dog never has any plaque to be scraped off.
For my last dog, by the time I learned about teeth cleaning, she was already
11 or 12 years old and had plaque build up. The plaque causes gum disease
and those toxins then can affect the kidneys.
my wife says if you aren't cleaning their teeth six days a week you are wasting your time....and maybe the dog's teeth. she recommends professional cleaning. but what does she know .... she only has about ten years experience in veterinary hospitals.
now i know what you are going to say next .... let me just say you could do a deep cleaning on your own teeth too but it's not really the same thing as having it done professionally .