Although a regular check by a vet is important, prevention is always better than cure! Special toothpaste and toothbrushes are available, and brushing your dog’s teeth could be easier than you think. For a few days, choose a time when your dog is relaxed, then gently stroke its cheek for a couple of minutes so it gets used to the action. For the next few days, let it lick a small amount of toothpaste from your finger too. Next, try gently brushing its teeth. With a little practice, it will soon let you complete the task.