By the time your dog is 3 years old, there’s a good chance he’ll have some degree of dental disease. If left untreated, the bacteria that build up in your dog’s mouth can spread into his bloodstream and cause permanent damage to his organs. Thankfully, you can help keep your dog’s mouth healthy the same way you keep your own mouth healthy: by brushing his teeth daily. That’s right, daily. For many pet owners, tooth brushing sounds like an impossible task, but I’m here to tell you that with patience, practice and praise, brushing your dog’s teeth can become second nature — and your pup may even enjoy it.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide to brushing your dog’s teeth and learn common dental care mistakes you should avoid.

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