What can be done to prevent dental disease in my pets (cat/dog)?

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The most important part of preventing dental disease in dogs and cats is brushing their teeth daily, just as you do your own. You will need a small headed toothbrush with soft bristles. Toothpaste isn’t essential but if it makes it more pleasant for your pet, by all means use it - make sure you choose toothpaste manufactured for pets and not your own. Daily brushing will remove the plaque on your pet’s teeth before it hardens into calculus. There are products and diets that claim to prevent dental disease but used on their own they’re not enough. They may be helpful but not as a substitute for brushing. A twice yearly dental check-up at your vet will make sure your brushing is doing the job and check for any gum disease or tooth fractures that need more specific treatment | 11.07.15 @ 22:58
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