You want your dog to be healthy and happy for years to come. It's up to you to take notice of your dog's oral health. This guide has been published in order to help you understand what to look for in order to assess the health of his teeth and gums between visits to the vet.

Checking your dog's mouth
How do you know if your dog has dental problems?  You can begin to determine this by lifting his lip and looking inside. Tartar appears as a brownish yellow or red discolouration close to the gum line. What should be healthy pink gums will look red and swollen. Another obvious sign of dental disease is bad breath. Gum bleeding upon gentle probing with your fingers is another easily noticeable sign.