Dog’s Mouths Are Cleaner Than Human Mouths. Here’s Why.
I know that it seems crazy to think that your dog’s mouth is cleaner than your own. But do you know why? Humans have bacteria in their mouth and on their teeth (and on their tongues and gums). These bacteria play an important role in helping us process food and fight infections. Dogs, on the other hand, have bacteria in their mouths and on their teeth but they do not have a system in their mouth that allows them to process food or fight infections. Humans, as well as our dog counterparts, have bacteria in our mouths and on our teeth. The bacteria that live in our bodies have made us who we are today.
Do Dogs Have Cleaner Mouths Than Their Owners?
When we were little, our parents would brush our teeth and put toothpaste on our brush. Our parents would tell us to spit the toothpaste out into the sink because it was too harsh. When we were little, our parents would tell us to spit out the toothpaste because it was too harsh. Photo Credit We would gulp down the toothpaste, and we didn’t care if we spit it out into the sink because we were a baby! Now, when we get older and become parents ourselves, we get worried about how to brush our children’s teeth. The simple answer to this dilemma is not that you cannot take the time to brush your child’s teeth, but you should remember that the toothpaste your child will use is not strong enough to kill bacteria.
Can You Get Sick From the Bacteria in Your Dog’s Mouth?
You might be surprised to find out that humans are actually pretty vulnerable to a number of diseases. And some of those diseases can be spread from dog to human. There are several diseases that can be contracted from your dog’s mouth and teeth. One such disease is Borrelia Burgdorferi, or Lyme disease. When you are bitten by a tick carrying Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria, the bacteria get into your body through a tick’s bite. As it travels through your blood stream, it can go from your bite site to other parts of your body. When it gets into your central nervous system (the part of your brain that controls your muscle movement) it causes Lyme disease. The bacteria also can get into your lymphatic system, causing swollen joints and arthritis.
How Important is a Dog’s Oral Hygiene?
In some ways, the cleanliness of our mouths is a direct reflection of our overall health. If our mouths are filthy, then we’re likely to have disease-causing microbes on our teeth, too. And if our mouths are good to go, then our overall health is strong, too. Just like their human counterparts, dogs should clean their teeth at least twice a day. So after brushing their teeth and giving them a tongue bath, a dog should also be cleaning their mouth (or water dish) with a damp or dry towel. This will get rid of any dirt and bacteria, including any plaque and bacteria, that they may have accumulated in their mouth. Furthermore, if their mouth becomes red from eating whatever they are eating, this can also be an indicator that their teeth need to be cleaned.
Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth
Dog’s saliva is packed full of potentially dangerous bacteria and can get into a person’s mouth. This can cause bad breath, if not treated, and infections in the mouth and gums. Brushing your dog’s teeth with a pet toothbrush helps to reduce the bacteria in their mouth and on their teeth. You can try: A furry rubber scrubber The plastic toothbrush with a flexible plastic handle. The hard nylon brush A stainless steel pet toothbrush. Dogs love to chew their own toys and clothing so it is important to keep them away from a non-biodegradable toy toothbrush. Keep them away from the human one too! How to Brushing a Dog’s Teeth For quick brushing, bend the rubber scrubber so that it forms a U-shape when opened. Put the rubber scrubber back into the plastic pet toothbrush.
Dog Dental Chews and Rinses
Dogs don’t have teeth and are unable to develop them as we can. But dogs have great bacteria in their mouths and on their teeth that contribute to oral health. Dogs’ saliva is very good at cleaning these bacteria and neutralizing their attack on tooth enamel. So what if we could give our dog’s teeth and mouths the same cleaning benefits that we have. This is why I started Thinking Saliva and co-founded Thinking Saliva Dog Saliva by Pet. The idea behind our product is to help make dog toothpaste products more palatable. Last year we received a co-marketing and funding grant from the Pet Food Manufacturers Association. After analyzing our business model and testing, the APPA awarded Thinking Saliva an additional $5,000 to develop new products.
Are Dog Mouths Cleaner Than Human Mouths?
Well, are dog mouths cleaner than human mouths? Or are dog mouths basically as clean as human mouths? Or are dog mouths actually less bacteria-filled than human mouths? In my own personal experience, I can tell you that it depends. If your dog has a high-quality human toothbrush, and if you give it a good brushing every single day, you can clean out all of the bacteria in your dog’s mouth. If you neglect to brush your dog’s mouth for weeks, the bacteria in his mouth builds up and he has a foul-smelling breath. This means he may be more likely to get sick. On the flip side, if your dog hasn’t been given a good tooth brushing in a long time (or if he has recently been swimming) he may have a worse breath.