India just had another dental cleaning recently, and the vet told us she had heavy tartar/calculus on her teeth. He said we really need to brush her teeth daily and suggested we give her these tartar shield chews:
He gave us free samples of the chews, and she likes them. Her teeth are staying clean so far. I bought two boxes at the vets today.
It's strange to me that both Geordie and Chocolate have such clean teeth, while India can have two dentals at the vet in one year, and it is hard to keep her teeth clean and free of tartar. The dental vet says this is hereditary, and dogs are just like people - some people have difficulty with their teeth while others do not.
The vet told us he can tell which dogs eat kibble and which eat canned food. He said kibble keeps their teeth cleaner. I forgot to ask him about raw diets and teeth, but in my own experience I thought India's teeth were cleaner on a raw diet (but that is too expensive right now for us).