Trends and Products: Dental Disease

Julia Rivera//February 1, 2023//

Trends and Products: Dental Disease

Julia Rivera //February 1, 2023//

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The AVMA recommends that a dog’s teeth and gums be checked at least once a year by a veterinarian for signs of a problem and to help keep its mouth healthy. In addition, maintaining a pet’s dental hygiene is a cost-effective precaution for preventing oral infections and diseases.
However, while most pet parents know that dental care is important for overall pet health, they might not know how to start an oral care regimen. Not all consumers have the time to regularly brush their pet’s teeth and to take them for professional cleanings.
Manufacturers continue to improve upon the dental care options that are out there, and pet owners have more choices than ever. Health brands offer a wide range of dental products, from supplements and chews to brushes and wipes, that will provide a measure of convenience for consumers.
Retailers should advise their customers that bad breath is a strong indicator of a dental problem, as halitosis may stem from tooth decay and gum issues. In addition to recommending they address the pet’s bad breath with a veterinarian, savvy pet retailers would be wise to stock a variety of the following dental care products to ensure that their customers will find the dental offering that is right for their pet.



N-Bone Senior Dental Rings
N-Bone Senior Dental Rings are specifically formulated and handmade to support your senior dog’s dental and wellness needs in their golden years. The twisted, easy-to-chew texture gently cleans aging teeth with enhanced ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin and the DHA to support healthy joints, skin and coat.




Fresh Breath by TropiClean
TropiClean has revamped the original formula with natural ingredients like coconut, green tea and the natural mineral SHMP, which is clinically proven to safely remove plaque and tartar buildup. The treats are available in three flavors: Peanut Butter, Banana and Blueberry.



Meet the daily dental chew for dogs that proves you don’t need more than 30 ingredients to clean teeth. The carefully crafted and rigorously tested formulation fights plaque and bad breath with amazing ingredients your dog will love. Earthbones are all-natural, highly digestible chews that contain botanicals to instantly freshen a dog’s breath. Results are guaranteed.



Denta-Meter Hardness Scale
Ark Naturals’ Denta-Meter Hardness Scale lets you choose the correct dental chew from soft to hard, thanks to the new Soft Shield and Extreme Clean products. Soft Shield is the world’s first soft baked dental chew; it works using antioxidant power. The opposite of that is Extreme Clean, which provides a longer-lasting, intense deep cleaning – even in hard-to-reach places.




Oxyfresh Dental Cleaning Kit
The Dental Teeth Cleaning Kit from Oxyfresh features a professional-grade Pet Dental Gel toothpaste with Oxygene and aloe plus a convenient finger brush. All products at Oxyfresh are made in the U.S.A., cruelty-free, non-toxic, safe, gentle and effective. They contain no artificial flavors.



dailydose makes it easy to support dental and full-body health with a tasty, daily dog chew. It starts with a dental scrub that only needs 30 seconds to help eliminate odor, tartar and plaque-causing bacteria. The inner core delivers supplements for calming, joint, skin or heart health. Plus, dailydose is made in the U.S.A. with no artificial colors, preservatives, gluten or grains.



Unlike brushing a dog’s teeth, TEEF is ridiculously easy to use. Just scoop, add and drink. Each drink helps to evenly disperse TEEF’s formula on all surfaces of the mouth, working on the bacteria that exist everywhere, even below the gum line. The quadruple-action formula promotes strong teeth, healthy gums and fresher breath. Made with 100 percent safe, plant-derived ingredients that are tummy-friendly and flavorless.



Yummy Combs
Yummy Combs are made wide with thin walls to floss and scrub teeth 360 degrees to the gum line and deter gulping. It’s a complete and balanced treat that’s designed with a board-certified veterinary specialist in dentistry and nutrition. Safety, oral care and wellness are the heart of this groundbreaking, high protein dog treat.



Benebone Puppy Line
Benebone’s puppy line features its popular Wishbone, Dental Chew, Maplestick and Zaggler. They’re a bit softer than their adult counterparts, and they are bursting with real bacon and maple wood flavor. Always made in the U.S.A., these dental chews are offered in tiny (under 15 pounds) and small (under 30 pounds) sizes.



Oratene Brushless Oral Care
Oratene Brushless Oral Care brings the power of enzymes to help keep dogs and cats’ teeth clean, breath fresh and gums healthy. The oral care is veterinarian recommended, works without brushing and includes a Drinking Water Additive, a Brushless Toothpaste Gel and Breath Freshening Spray. Contains no xylitol, chlorhexidine, detergents or dyes.




WHIMZEES Daily Use Packs
Daily Use Packs allow pet parents to purchase WHIMZEES dental treats in portions that encourage daily use with more convenience. Filled with the brand’s reimagined toothbrush shape, Brushzees is offered in one-week, two-week and one-month supplies. The pack sizes encourage pet parents to take one simple step each day of the week to care for their dog’s teeth.




Merrick Fresh Kisses
Merrick Fresh Kisses dental treats are crafted with all-natural ingredients such as mint breath strips, coconut oil and a combination of botanical oils to freshen breath. Available in two flavors, the innovative dental treat features a unique double-brush design to clean a dog’s teeth by removing plaque and tartar.




Organic Dental Solutions
The Organic Dental Solutions Bamboo Dental Kits is your perfect pet dental essential. The USDA-certified organic kits feature an eco-friendly, sustainably harvested moso bamboo toothbrush. The biodegradable and anti-microbial handle is from one piece of naturally grown moso bamboo from a FSC Certified Forest. For improved grip, it is coated in organic soybean wax and free of toxic glues or paints and has ergonomic, dental-grade, nylon bristles that can be recycled.




Tooth & Gum Wipes
Tooth & Gum Wipes from earthbath are the easy and convenient solution to keeping your pet’s mouth clean from plaque, tartar and odor-causing bacteria. This minty-fresh formula is free of parabens, alcohol and other nasties that don’t belong in your pet’s mouth. Safe for daily use on all animals over six weeks old.



Swedencare PlaqueOff Soft Bites
Swedencare’s new line of holistic soft bites for dogs and cats are made with the proven PlaqueOff System that helps to reduce the buildup of plaque and tartar. PlaqueOff System soft bites are made with limited, functional ingredients and are free of grains, gluten and soy. Available in a variety of flavors.



VetriScience Perio Plus Feline Bites
Perio Plus Feline Bites are designed with two delicious layers to support daily dental health in cats. The outer layer of the chew promotes clean teeth, plaque control, and fresh breath. The inner core supports overall oral health, including gum tissue integrity and fresh breath. Even picky cats love these tasty chicken-flavored chews that support dental health between veterinary cleanings.



Dogswell DENTAL Jerky
Dogswell DENTAL Jerky is a dental treat for dogs, made in the U.S.A., that comes in a canine-pleasing jerky format. Made with farm-raised, U.S.-sourced chicken as its No. 1 ingredient, the chewy, meaty jerky provides an effective and appealing alternative to crunchy dental treats for picky eaters or older dogs with sensitive teeth and gums.



TrueBlue Dental Wipes
TrueBlue’s Fast and Fresh Dental Wipes are as effective as brushing, but much easier to use. Most vets agree that you need friction to remove plaque — that’s why humans brush our own teeth, and don’t just use water additives or spray on gels. The TrueBlue Dental Wipes have a textured pad that really helps loosen plaque and an all-natural cleansing solution with organic parsley, organic peppermint and baking soda.




BioBrilliant Dental Formula
InClover’s BioBrilliant Dental Formula is scientifically tested to benefit healthy teeth and fresh breath. BioBrilliant works to stop the cause of plaque and tartar from the inside out. BioBrilliant is a tasty powder that sprinkles on your dog or cat’s food, providing an easy alternative for teeth brushing that is enjoyable for you and your pet.