Dogs Might Benefit from Regular Brushing but Humans Should Look After Their Own Teeth First, says Premier Care Dental Group

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The Pasadena-based oral healthcare groups comments on a recent article saying that discussions around how often to brush a dog’s teeth mirror concerns around oral hygiene for homo sapiens.

A healthy doggy smile is adorable, but a healthy human smile is priceless.

While dog owners dedicated enough to brush Fido’s teeth weekly or even daily deserve a pat on the back, it’s more important that dog owners and others should brush their own teeth at least twice a day.

A July 26 article on Reader’s Digest discusses how at least one expert suggests that dog owners should be brushing their pets’ teeth twice a day. The acknowledges that, with dogs not always cooperating with being brushed, many owners may simply not have the time and suggests that close monitoring and brushing at least twice a week is likely enough to keep canines healthy. The article does not discuss the advisability or safety of doing the same with cats. Pasadena-based dental clinic Premier Care Dental Group says that, while dog owners dedicated enough to brush Fido’s teeth weekly or even daily deserve a pat on the back, it’s more important that dog owners and others should brush their own teeth at least twice a day, preferably after every meal.

Premier Care Dental Group says that according to the American Dental Association, teeth should be brushed after each meal, but not before 30 minutes have passed. The idea is to minimize enamel damage, as bristles can be harsh on teeth enamel that has been softened by acids from foods. Experts say that brushing should be gently done with a soft-bristle brush for two to three minutes at a time, covering every surface of an individual’s teeth. The clinic notes that, while dogs will typically need their teeth for a little over ten years, the clinic notes that with more and more humans living into their nineties and beyond, people teeth have to last far longer than pet teeth. The clinic notes that the good news is that, combined with regular dental checkups, patients can expect healthy, attractive teeth for the duration of their lifetime if they diligently follow these simple rules.

Of course, the clinic notes that at least some dental concerns are bound to pop up at some point in a patient’s life. Premier Care Dental Group adds that its office is fully equipped to treat many of the most common dental ailments. Periodontics (gum issues), teeth restoration, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics are among the most common subfields sought after by patients. Naturally, visiting a dentist early on before issues can limit damage not only to teeth but to bank accounts. Preventative measures are typically less expensive and troublesome than attempting to fix ailments long after they have had time to progress into more serious oral health threats. The clinic notes that visiting a dentist twice a year for cleanings and preemptively getting a checkup at the first sign of concern can only play a positive role in maintaining one’s overall health.

For more information on Premier Care Dental Group and the services it offers, readers can visit its website at https://www.premiercaredentalgroup.com/ or call their office at (626) 795-6855. Premier Care Dental Care proudly serves the community of Pasadena and welcomes any questions or comments about patients’ dental health or hygiene.

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