Brushing your dog's teeth is the gold standard for oral dental care!
Most oral care chew solutions contain sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) - linked to kidney, liver and thyroid issues.
Gel and spray oral care solutions rely on alcohol that dry the mouth and gums and destroy beneficial bacteria. These shortcuts just aren't safe long term. We didn't want artificial sweeteners, fluoride, alcohol, artificial flavors and colors in our dog's mouth.
So, we went back to the basics for what works! Nothing artificial or synthetic - just good old fashioned ingredients that safely work to naturally improve your dog's oral hygiene.
Regularly brushing your dog's teeth with sea salt, baking soda and peppermint is a safe and natural way to ensure strong teeth and gums, break down plaque buildup, and protect against bad breath.
Learn more about how it works under the "Ingredients" tab!
- Our fresh mint dental powder is a safe and non-toxic alternative to dog toothpaste
- Cruelty Free
- Veterinarian Recommended
- Safe & Non-Toxic
- Made in the USA
- 1 - 3 oz bottle
Sea Salt, Baking Soda (USP Sodium Bicarbonate), Peppermint Essential Oil
Sea salt is packed with minerals (calcium, magnesium, silicon, phosphorus, sodium, nickel, iodine & iron) that reduces inflammation, strengthens gums, and neutralizes acids. Sea salt also increases the production of saliva allowing your dog's natural antibacterials to safeguard their enamel!
Baking Soda, or pure sodium bicarbonate is highly alkaline, and because of this it creates an environment that is not favorable to bacteria while neutralizing acids in the mouth (acids cause tooth decay and dental cavities). For centuries baking soda has worked to naturally whiten teeth and freshen breath. It's abrasive enough to wash your dog's teeth of oral plaque without deteriorating their tooth enamel.
Peppermint Essential Oil makes your dog's breath minty fresh and is extremely effective at killing anaerobic bacteria, they type of bacteria that thrive in a low oxygen environment such as the mouth - protecting your dog's mouth from gum disease.
We've found that dogs like routines and while brushing teeth isn't a ton of fun, making it part of their routine is the best way to get them on board! Make it as fun as you can and lavish them with praise! Our 4-Leggers stand in line for teeth brushing!
Start by letting your dog watch you prepare the very best reward a human can offer (this will vary by dog). Wet toothbrush & apply dental powder. Lift your dog's muzzle to gently brush teeth and gums. When done - give reward!
Tips: Start with a few quick brushes of the front teeth and slowly add to the routine until you get all of their teeth!
A safe tooth powder for dogs
I so appreciate this company's list of safe and unsafe ingredients to look for. My dog had issues with sorbitol that's in many toothpastes. I feel comfortable using this tooth powder as opposed to so many that are out there. The ingredients seem to even improve her health.
Tooth Powder and Shampoo
I really like both products that I bought from 4-Legger. The shampoo was great, it really helped Sheena’s coat look and feel great. As for the tooth paste, she does not mind the taste. Haven’t used it long enough to see a difference, but I do feel it is going to work just fine. Thank you Melissa for the great products.
I have been brushing my Poodle’s teeth with a peanut flavored toothpaste for dogs and then recently discovered it has Sorbitol as the first listed ingredient. So I searched for a safe product and found 4-Legger Dental Powder. So glad I did! Even though I brushed every day, my Poodle still got tartar. So I tried other products that were not pleasant to use and contained grain alcohol among other distasteful ingredients. In just 3-4 days of using 4 Legger Dental Powder, the tartar is almost gone! When I say “let’s brush teeth” my Standard Poodle still comes running, so I know he likes it!
Knowing it has no toxins in it makes it 5 stars alone. A plus is, Reese doesn't fight me when I use this to brush her teeth. Thanks 4 legger for the safe products you make for our fur-babies.
Room for improvement
While the dental powder is safe to use with good quality ingredients, the top needs to be made differently cause your wasting too much product when you squeeze it on to the toothbrush. It either comes out too quickly or not enough.