Explore some primary reasons pit bulls need their teeth cleaned and dispel some myths about the breed’s aggression. Tarter and plaque build up on all dogs and just like humans but cleaning options are not equal of course.
Why Pitbull teeth cleaning is necessary
If you’re a proud pitbull parent like me, you’re probably already aware of the importance of keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy. But did you know that there are some specific facts about pitbull teeth cleaning that you should be aware of? Here are a few things that you should know when it comes to keeping your pit bull’s smile shining bright (and their breath, well you know the rest):
- Pit bulls are more prone to dental problems than other breeds. This is due to their shorter muzzles and crowded teeth, which can lead to tartar build-up and other issues. That’s why it’s important to brush your pitbull’s teeth regularly – at least once a day – using a toothpaste specifically designed for dogs.
- You should also have your pitbull’s teeth professionally cleaned at least once a year. This will help remove any tartar or plaque that has built up, and will also give your vet a chance to check for any other potential problems.
- When brushing your pit bull’s teeth, be sure to use gentle strokes and avoid putting too much pressure on the gums. You should also lift the lips while brushing so that you can reach all of the teeth surface area.
pit bull facts:
the generalization or the net called PitBull includes all big headed dogs and then aggressive breeds include them as well even though there is no one dog type or breed that bites more than others. most people start pit bull articles with ‘they were breed to fight’ and that is so overused and to me only a partial amount of the history of dogs like the staffordshire terrier that was best know as the Nanny Dog for all of written history but is now considered dangerous and aggressive than say, a golden retriever. but i digress 🙂
How to Brush Pumpkin’s teeth
- Pit bulls have 42 teeth, which is more than most other dog breeds. This means that there’s more surface area for plaque and tartar to build up on their teeth.
- Pit bulls have very powerful jaws, which can make brushing their teeth a challenge. You’ll need to be extra careful when brushing their teeth so that you don’t accidentally damage their gums.
- Pit bulls tend to develop gum disease at a higher rate than other dogs. This is why it’s so important to brush their teeth regularly and keep an eye out for any signs of gum disease.
- There are a few different ways to clean your pit bull’s teeth. You can use a special dog toothbrush and toothpaste, or you can even use a water pick designed specifically for dogs.
- Regular dental checkups are just as important for pit bulls as for you and i.
how to brush a pitbulls teeth
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to your dog’s teeth. But just like humans, dogs need to have their teeth brushed regularly to prevent cavities and gum disease. Here are a few tips on how to brush your pitbull’s teeth:
- Choose the right toothbrush. There are special toothbrushes made for dogs, which are smaller and have softer bristles than human toothbrushes. You can also use a finger brush, which is a small rubber brush that fits over your finger.
- Use the right toothpaste. Human toothpaste is not safe for dogs, so be sure to use a toothpaste made specifically for dogs. These usually contain enzymes that help remove plaque and tartar.
- Be gentle. Dogs have sensitive gums, so be sure to brush gently. Start with just a few strokes and gradually increase the number as your dog gets used to the process.
- Reward your dog afterwards. Dogs are more likely to cooperate if they know they’ll be rewarded afterwards. So give your dog a treat or some praise after a successful teeth-brushing session.
- My dogs like the chicken flavored tooth paste but i would never call their brushing that is done by me as ‘thorough’ – i can usually get one or two quadrants done at the time or a quick one on two of them if their not in the mood.