Like humans, it is ideal that your dog’s teeth are being brushed on a daily basis. Brushing your dog’s teeth removes plaque and prevents the bacteria which in turn leads to periodontal disease. Check out our list of the best toothpastes to use for your dog!
Periodontal disease is actually quite more common than you think. Around two-thirds of dogs over the age of three experience periodontal disease - an inflammation of the dog’s gums which is due to the bacteria and plaque that forms after your dog eats.
Here are our top 10 recommendations:
1. Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste
($9.98 - You can buy it here)
Virbac’s C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste is one of the best pet dental care toothpastes out there right now. Enzymatic toothpaste is a product that uses an enzyme system for teeth to reduce plaque and freshen up your dog’s breath - all in one go. This toothpaste also comes with various flavors such as poultry, vanilla mint, malt beef, and seafood, so you can choose the one that your dog prefers.
2. Petrodex Advanced Dental Health Care Enzymatic Dog Toothpaste
($8.77 - You can buy it here)
Petrodex’s Advanced Dental Health Care Toothpaste is also an enzymatic dog toothpaste that helps reduce tartar and plaque buildup. This product is great for fighting bad breath and also comes in multiple poultry flavors for your dog to enjoy. What makes this product standout is that it has patented enzymes and is non-foaming, which means that your dog doesn’t need to rinse!
3. Vet’s Best Enzymatic Toothpaste
($5.37 - You can buy it here)
This dog toothpaste is the most budget friendly on this list! It’s vet formulated and is in a delicious grape flavor that’s just sweet enough! Vet’s Best Enzymatic Toothpaste is made of a mix of various ingredients: aloe, neem oil, grapefruit seed extract, baking soda and enzymes. This product can be used with your finger or a brush. Remember to not have your dog intake food or water 30 minutes before and after brushing their teeth for the best results!
4. Petsmile Professional Dog Toothpaste
($26.99 - You can buy it here)
The Petsmile Professional Dog Toothpaste is definitely on the pricier side of the spectrum in this list, but it is worth its price. This product was awarded the VOHC seal for plaque inhibition and is one of the only toothpaste that requires absolutely no brushing! The one pictured above is the rotisserie chicken flavor, but there are other flavors to choose from as well such as London broil.
5. Pet King Brands Oratene Brushless Toothpaste Gel
($13.99 - You can buy it here)
Pet King Brands Oratene Brushless Toothpaste gel is easy to use and great for enzymatic brushless oral care. There is no need to brush or rinse, and you can apply with either a brush or your finger! This gel is clear and the flavor is very pleasant for dogs and is also free from chemicals. It’s a great choice for a great price!
6. Arm & Hammer Dog Dental Fresh Breath Enzymatic Dog Toothpaste & Brush Kit
($5.99 - You can buy it here)
Does the name of the brand sound familiar? Arm & Hammer is the famous baking soda brand that you have probably heard of or maybe even used! Their dog toothpaste and brush kit actually uses baking soda to clean and deodorize your dog’s teeth. The enzymes in the product break up the tartar buildup and your dog’s teeth are actively whitened and cleaned by the baking soda.
7. Nylabone Advanced Oral Care Puppy Dental Kit
($7.89 - You can buy it here)
This oral care puppy dental kit is one of the best puppy dental kits out there. It’s vet recommended and both the toothbrush and the toothpaste are of utmost quality for puppies. The toothbrush has soft bristles and an angled neck that makes the teeth brushing experience easier for you and your pup. The puppy finger toothbrush is made for the gentle removal of plaque and bacteria, and the toothpaste includes Denta-C, an ingredient that is scientifically proven to remove bacteria infected plaque.
8. SENTRY Petrodex Dental Care Kit for Adult Dogs
($10.24 - You can buy it here)
Because we added a dental kit for puppies, we added a fantastic dental care kit for adult dogs as well. This dental care kit comes in two flavors: poultry and mint and the toothbrush gently removes plaque and food debris that is stuck in your dog’s teeth. This kit is great for massaging the gums of your adult dog. The solid gel toothpaste in this kit freshens your dog’s breath while the whitening paste has micro-polishing agents!
9. Fresh Breath by TropiClean No Brushing Oral Care Gel for Dogs With Advanced Whitening Formula
($18.27 - You can buy it here)
This advanced whitening oral care gel toothpaste brings results within 30 days of daily product usage and is a pleasurable mint flavor. Unlike the previous ones, this toothpaste contains a 2 oz. bottle of Fresh Breath Drops. These can be dropped into your dog’s water bowl every 12 hours in order for your dog to have the freshest breath!
10. Freshbarks Dog Dental Kit
($24.99 - You can buy it here)
Freshbarks Dog Dental Kit includes two enzymatic toothpastes along with a double headed dog toothbrush. The enzymatic toothpaste has an amazing flavor that makes brushing your dog’s teeth so much easier. Regularly brushing your dog’s teeth with Freshbarks Enzymatic Toothpaste will reduce your dog’s bad breath and make spending time with your dog that much pleasant!