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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth With Coconut Oil – Is It A Good Idea?

Chances are, if you love a dog, you’ve heard of the importance of dental health. Keeping a clean mouth can prevent a host of painful, even deadly diseases. But when it comes to implementing an oral hygiene routine, where does a pet parent start?

Tartar-busting chews are a wonderful, easy way to cut down on buildup, but nothing beats a good old fashioned tooth-brushing. And when it comes to choosing a toothpaste, a healthy, completely natural option is to simply use coconut oil!

There are a ton of benefits to using this tropical oil to clean your canine’s teeth. First off, it’s quite possibly already in your pantry. Second, it’s all natural – no chemicals or dyes in this stuff. Third, it tastes great to your dog. But last and most importantly, coconut oil can fight dental disease.

Due to its anti-microbial properties, coconut oil helps eliminate the harmful bacterial that live in your pup’s mouth, which helps prevent plaque from forming. Less plaque means less tartar. Brushing with coconut oil can be just as good as brushing with a pet-safe toothpaste (but always talk to your vet about it first).

Even better, it’s good for them in so many ways!

In addition to cleaning your pup’s chompers, coconut oil can help immune function and digestion, improve skin and coat, and support joints. As an added bonus, using it on your pooch’s teeth can help freshen their breath!

Is it a good idea to use coconut oil to brush your dog’s teeth? In short, yes!

If you don’t already have some coconut oil to get brushing with, our new Project Paws® Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is a great option! Even better – it’s the only coconut oil on the market that provides healthy meals for shelter dogs with each purchase.

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 Karen Tietjen
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