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15 Great Products to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth

We get a lot of questions here at iHeartDogs like “how do I clean my dogs teeth” and “what are the best products to clean my dogs’ teeth with?” If you have been to your local pet store, you may have been overwhelmed at the number of products on the market for dog dental health—what to choose? The following fifteen products are our picks to help get started. Always consult your vet to make sure the products you chose are good for your dog’s dental needs.

#1 – Grain Free Triple Enzyme Dental Sticks

Your dog doesn’t have to love having his teeth cleaned to get the job done. These dental sticks turn his need to chew into part of his dental routine. They help keep plaque under control and freshen your dog’s breath at the same time. Every bag you buy from the iHeartDogs store will provide 7 meals for shelter dogs through GreaterGood!

#2 – Orapup

The first tongue cleaner to help cure bad dog breath!  To entice dogs to clean their own tongues, dog owners simply apply Orapup Lickies – a tasty formula made with all-natural enzymes and anti-plaque properties­ – to the surface of the Orapup and let the dog lick it off. Lickies are made in the USA in a FDA approved facility. It fortifies against gum disease and reduces bacteria and tartar.

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#3 –  Kurgo’s OriGummi

This fun toy has a stuffable treat pocket (put some fresh-breath treats inside!) and is made of a nontoxic fabric that is made for chewing. The unique crane shape with edges and crevices help brush away plaque and massage your dog’s gums.

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#4 – Project Paws™ Tartar, Plaque, & Bad Breath Control Antimicrobial Dental Wipes

These wipes are good for dogs that just won’t let you brush their teeth. They contain peppermint and spearmint oil to leave your dog’s mouth smell as fresh as it’ll look! Every purchase from the iHeartDogs store will provide 14 meals for shelter dogs through GreaterGood! 


#5 – C.E.T. ® Canine Enzymatic Poultry Flavored Toothpaste

You may not think that poultry-flavored toothpaste sounds tasty, but your dog will love it! The formula helps keep the plaque from your dog’s teeth and is safe to use on your pet. Every purchase from the iHeartDogs store will provide a meal for a shelter dog through GreaterGood!

#6 – Hip Doggie Loofah Dental Toy

These ingenious toys are made from 100 percent organic vegetable loofah (a plant in the squash family) with all-natural vegetable dyes and meat flavoring. This toy is meant to be shredded – as your dog shreds it, it flosses his teeth and gums!

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#7 – Dual Size Dog Toothbrush

This brush is great for multi-pup homes. One brush to keep up with for dogs of different sizes. Every purchase from the iHeartDogs store will provide a meal for a shelter dog through GreaterGood! 


#8 – Whimzees

These cute dental chews are all-natural and help control tartar, which is proved to be directly correlated to supporting your pet’s heart health by supporting the prevention of plaque. They come in several shapes and sizes and are made in Holland.

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Image source: Whimzees


#9 – Brite Bite Brushing Stick by Project Play®

If your dog doesn’t appreciate you trying to keep his teeth clean, let him do it himself! The Brite Bite Brushing Stick by Project Play® was designed to get your dog to handle his tooth cleaning routine on his own – and it works! You can even add toothpaste in the grooves to make sure he’s getting a good, clean mouth. Every purchase from the iHeartDogs store will provide a toy for a shelter dog in need through GreaterGood! 


#10 – SmartBones

SmartBones® are made using extruded, wholesome vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots and peas, in the place of rawhide and combining it with irresistible real chicken. In an independent study, they were found to be 99% digestable—more than some premium dog foods. They have a “Dental” formula that is made specifically to promote oral hygiene and heath.

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#11 –  Fresh Mint Scented Brushing Toys by Project Play®

These toys were created to create friction in your dog’s mouth to remove plaque from their teeth before it builds up. The tiny “fingers” scrub your dogs’ chompers and the fresh mint scent fights that famous “dog breath.” Every purchase of any of our dental toys will provide a toy for a shelter dog in need when you buy from the iHeartDogs store

You can buy our Fresh & Clean Dental Toy Gift Bundle for small dogs. It includes all our favorite dental toys!

#12 – Merrick Big Brush Bones

These made in the USA dental chews have all-natural, grain/gluten free ingredients to freshen breath in a shaped designed to combat plaque and tartar. They have no sorbic acid or codium copper chlorophylin, but they do have dairy ingredients that can bother some dogs.

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#13 – Project Paws™ Tartar, Plaque, & Bad Breath Control Dental Spray

If your dog refuses to make brushing, or even wiping their teeth easy for you, a quick spray on either side of his mouth with this stuff will help keep plaque at bay and freshen his breath. Every purchase from the iHeartDogs store will provide 14 meals for shelter dogs through GreaterGood! 

#14 – Kissable Oral Care Water Additive

If your dog won’t let you anywhere near his mouth, this may be a good solution for you. All-natural and made in the USA, you simply add it to your dog’s water. It has peppermint and natural baking soda to freshen breath and aloe vera juice to support oral hygiene.  Check out their entire line of dental health products – they have a lot to choose from!

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#15 – Project Paws® Krill Sticks

Believe it or not, dogs think these krill sticks are pretty tasty! They contain a supplement that supports skin and coat health, joint health, heart health, immune system health, cellular health, and brain and eye development and maintenance. It’s the consistency of the stick, though, that makes it great for scraping plaque off your dog’s teeth! Every purchase from the iHeartDogs store will provide meals for 14 shelter dogs through GreaterGood! 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.

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Written by Kristina Lotz
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