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Every day, as far as possible. I occasionally skip if they are unwell, but I've found the only way to be sure of doing it regularly is to make it part of our morning routine and do it every day.
 

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Every night before bedtime! It is the way to keep gums/teeth in good shape but that alone is no guarantee your dog will never have tooth problems..........especially if you have a small poodle!
 
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I started brushing their teeth every night before bedtime last September. I occasionally skip a day if we have a busy evening but have so far been pretty consistent.
 

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I knew if I did not make it part of my daily routine then I would most likely get lazy and do it less and less. I've always said I draw the line at brushing dog teeth but after a trip to a specialist for a dental cleaning last spring I am committed to doing it. He said for my poodle guy it needs to be done daily.
 

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I'm trying to be better with Milo...we have started doing it a few times a week. Just had so much other health stuff going on this year tooth brushing slacked big time. He is pretty good about it so its sometimes I want to aim to do daily or every other day. His teeth are good but hes young, hard to get the way back teeth from getting stained though.
 

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It is true, brushing in toys helps the breath, but still cleaning at least once a year. They do get used to it, but no one wants to be first, they all go lay on their bed in the foyer. I say who is 1st and they all turn their heads and look the other way
 

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It is true, brushing in toys helps the breath, but still cleaning at least once a year. They do get used to it, but no one wants to be first, they all go lay on their bed in the foyer. I say who is 1st and they all turn their heads and look the other way

Ha-ha-ha! Just like children! I wish you could get a video of that.
 

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Also, what do all of you use to brush? I have Petz Life gel and a child size spin brush. I've used the gel on Rudy but want to use the spin brush, especially on those big back teeth. One lady I read about used cream cheese at first to get her poo to accept the brush.
 

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Luna gets her teeth brushed nearly every night. When I brush my own, she sits at my feet staring up at me until I brush hers. I started doing it when she was probably 6 months old when I started noticing plaque. I use an arm and hammer spin brush (toddler/kids version) and some poultry enzymatic toothpaste from amazon.
 

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My vet guilted me into increasing my brushing frequency. She said she never usually notices a difference if you’re only brushing 3 or 4 times a week.
I too just had to put it into my routine — I do mine every day so I should do his, right?! The best part is he loves it! I use an adult electric Oral B spin brush with a sensitive head and Vet’s Best toothpaste. I don’t know why, but he accepted it more than a standard brush. He starts licking his lips as I come near... it’s very funny:)
 
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