Gingivitis and what it can evolve into are responsible for the majority of tooth loss in the world. Most of us would very much like to avoid the use of false teeth or implants. At a New Year’s Eve party, one man said, “there is no substitute for your own teeth”.
Maintaining a proper diet is just a matter of habit which also plays a role in removing problems such as bad breath. It would not be amusing if you are talking to someone while he/she cannot bear a rotten smell coming from your mouth!
A dailyfloss.org is an important weapon that we can all use against all mouth “pests” such as plaque. It can be done either once or twice daily. There are various types of floss available in the market today. A lot of dentist recommend un-waxed floss as it is easier to use. However, experts say that any type of floss can be used to combat plaque.
One effective way of preventing plaque from forming is by brushing and flossing twice daily. Brushing removes food particles that are stuck between the teeth after eating. However, brushing is not enough. Some food particles remain stuck in between our teeth even after brushing. So we have to floss to completely remove these food particles. Brushing and flossing will keep our teeth and gums healthy and prevent the occurrence of tooth decay and gum disease.
Be ready for an area where you can put the puppies once they are delivered. Another Cocker Spaniel whelping task is to choose a basket that will be kept sufficiently comfortable and warm. Put thick blankets or a heat pad if possible. The pups will complain by crying out if too hot or whimper if too chilly. The basket should be positioned near the dam or she’ll go on a terrible fit.
Keeping the mother’s size in mind, a box with no bottom, constructed with 4 equal pieces of 1″x12″ lumber is best for the mother and her babies to lay in for the first 3 or 4 weeks. For a Yorkie, I construct the box about 28 inches square. For larger breeds, resize accordingly. Sand away any rough edges that could cause injuries. Just place a couple of layers of old towels on the floor and set the box over it. Just use larger towels, and you will see that the box uses its own weight to pin the towels down. Easy to keep clean, and the setup keeps the puppies from getting tangled around the puppies. We use disposable medical pads as a top layer over the towels. Easy to maintain.
The first typical dog toy item I will highly suggest that you never buy or allow your dog to have is a tennis ball. Wait before you think I am totally insane, this is a true personal experience. Back when I was learning to train, I was warned against allowing my new puppy to play with a tennis ball. This happened when I took one with me to show my instructor how well my little fellow was doing with his fetching. Of course, in all of my infinite wisdom, I thought “that is just crazy”. They make tennis balls just for the dogs to play with. All of the dog catalogs sell them as dog toys, why, they even have them on ropes to tug with.
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is easy as long as you have the discipline to brush and floss regularly. Having pearly white teeth is not impossible for those who are willing and determined. If you do not take care of your teeth well, now is the time to realize that dental problems such as tooth decay, bad breath and bleeding gums can be prevented by proper dental hygiene.