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luvhavinbgtwins
14th May 2009, 09:29 PM
Rex has seemed to lost already 2 front bottom baby teeth...Will the adult ones come in right away..and when do you start to brush there teeth???

What do you use to brush there teeth???

Thanks

*Pauline*
14th May 2009, 09:45 PM
Start brushing now to get Rex used to it. Use a soft baby toothbrush or a finger brush.

This is a finger brush, it will have soft rubber "bristles".
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brotymo
14th May 2009, 10:27 PM
as Pauline said, the finger brush is good. Start brushing them first by using just your finger to get them used to the routine. I use the finger brush and also a brush that has three heads that surround the tooth. I got it at Petsmart or Petco.

*Pauline*
14th May 2009, 10:41 PM
A groomer friend once told me if you wrap a fabric band aid round your finger then use dog toothpaste, that's a good gentle way to brush and you can really feel what you are doing.

tupup
14th May 2009, 11:05 PM
A good doggie only toothpaste is a must, im sure dogs arnt meant to have our flouride toothpaste. i use a poultry flavour one(yuk!) but my girl likes it. you can get them from your vets or online ie zooplus etc. Good advice here on starting with a finger brush& i have a babies toothbrush i use with Rubes:)

luvhavinbgtwins
15th May 2009, 04:12 AM
How often?????

AliceAbbyBellaDaphne
15th May 2009, 05:32 AM
Our vet recommends brushing every day - which in my universe isn't likely to happen...:rolleyes:

Alice has all or almost all of her adult teeth now I think, she is 6 months... I actually found one of her little teeth & saved it... Jokingly told my hubby I was going to make a necklace with it... :lpy: haha... He really rolled his eyes... :biggrin:

Tawna

Susanna
15th May 2009, 08:05 PM
I actually found one of her little teeth & saved it... Jokingly told my hubby I was going to make a necklace with it... :lpy: haha... He really rolled his eyes... :biggrin:

Tawna

How cute! I wish I could've found Brian's baby teeth, but he must have swallowed them.