Dent-O-Care Finger Toothbrush can be used for all the family from infants, care patients and pets and is ideal for camping. Good oral hygiene is really important to the wellbeing of the mouth and regular brushing will help reduce unwanted problems now and in the future.
It is recommended to start cleaning your child's mouth even before his or her teeth come in. Wipe the gums off after each feeding with a warm, wet washcloth or a dampened piece of gauze wrapped around your finger. You can also buy thimble-like, soft rubbery devices like this Dent-O-Care finger toothbrush (they fit over your index finger) to use for rubbing off excess food.
Pets Plaque will start to accumulate 12 hours after a scale and polish or brushing, therefore it is no surprise that cats and dogs will benefit from having their teeth brushed. Brushing is the 'gold standard' method of keeping your pets teeth clean. We brush our teeth multiple times a day - your pets teeth need to be brushed daily too. It is important to note that cats and dogs cannot use fluoride (human) toothpastes and a specific pet dental paste needs to be selected. Pets need to be trained to tolerate having their teeth brushed from a young age. Starting as a puppy or kitten is ideal, and gradually developing a system is important.
Brushing your pets teeth: The toothbrush bristles should be placed at the gum margin where the teeth and gums meet at a 45 degree angle. The movement should be in an oval pattern. Be sure to gently force the bristle ends into the area around the base of the tooth as well as into the space between the teeth.