Try to brush your dog’s teeth on a daily basis. Start slowly.

Don’t restrain your dog too much, or you’ll scare him. Initially, go through the motion of cleaning your dog’s teeth with your finger to show him that there is nothing to be scared of. After your dog is comfortable, you are ready to advance to a toothbrush. Finger toothbrushes are less invasive and dogs are less scared of them. Don’t use toothpaste until your dog is comfortable with a toothbrush. Never use human toothpaste. Always use dog toothpaste that you can buy from your vet or pet shop.

Before you actually start brushing your dog’s teeth with a toothpaste, put some on your finger and let your dog smell and lick it.

Since dog toothpastes come in many pleasant flavours, he will not mind!

When your dog is used to a toothbrush and toothpaste, you are ready to begin dog teeth cleaning on a daily basis.

Again, start slowly and make sure the experience is a pleasant one for your dog.

If he objects then don’t force him. Try again the next day.