My pet just had a dental cleaning done and I’m seeing gunk on his teeth already.
Congratulations for completing the first step in dental care for your pet!
Unfortunately, the care doesn’t end there. Home care is just as important as the cleanings.
Plaque begins to develop within 24 hours, tartar within 72 hours (3 days), and gingivitis can set in again as early as 2 weeks after a cleaning.
Brushing your pet’s teeth is the best way to disrupt the bacterial biofilm that is responsible for the plaque development.
Even getting your pet accustomed to simply having your finger run across the teeth with some pet safe tooth paste is helpful. Consult your veterinarian for proper brushing technique.