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French Bulldog is not as prone to cavities and teeth problems as humans, but that does not detract from the fact that we still have to care for our Frenchie’s dental health and hygiene. One of the important reasons why Frenchie Dental problems aren’t something you should take with a grain of salt is because Plaque and tartar can build up over time, and it not only causes bad breath, it can as well cause loss of teeth and painful gum problems. Beyond that, teeth problem may escalate to further cause serious heart, liver, and kidney problems. Research shows that more than 85% of French Bulldogs aged four years and above develop some sort of periodontal problems. This is why we took an interest in elaborating on this subject matter so that our fellow Frenchie Lovers will be better informed on how to keep their cuties away from harm’s way as long as dental care is concerned.

So, pay attention to the following Quick Tips to keep your French Bulldog’s Teeth Healthy.

1. Pay Attention to Your Frenchie’s Breath: If he/she has a musky-like smell, it is a likely warning of some oral disease, which can degenerate to Tooth pain and possibly spread to other tissues beyond the gum and mouth. So, once you notice this sort of musky-like smell, it is important that you take drastic measures to correct such rising oral mal-odor before it becomes an emergency. If your Frenchie simply has stinky breath, we have some answers and solutions for you in our blog How to Treat French Bulldogs with Bad Breath.

2. Regularly Brush Your French Bulldog’s Teeth: Brushing of the teeth is not a natural activity for Frenchies, so just like every other thing he has learned how to do, you can also make him learn or get used to brushing his teeth. Training usually meets a level of protest from Frenchies, but it works eventually to get them to the position or attitude we want them to be. You should brush his teeth daily, just like you do to yours. Note, however, human toothpaste is not healthy for French Bulldogs, so you should find Dog toothpaste to use for him, or consult your Veterinarian for a recommendation. Apart from teeth brushing, which may become a tussle between you and your Frenchie, you should find other strategic ways to keep your French Bulldog’s Teeth Clean. 

3. Go for Dental Toys, Special Treats and Certain Types of Food: Flowing from the foregoing paragraph, not all French Bulldogs are going to be submissive to brushing their teeth every day no matter how much tweaks you put to it to make the exercise convenient for them. Hence, you should get creative on how you’ll continue to keep your Frenchie’s teeth clean and healthy. Go for Frenchie teeth cleaning toys, treats, and select his foods carefully. A little research will expose you to what type of food is a good feed for your French Bulldog’s Dental Health. Find the kind of toys that he can chew and play with – not something he can bite off and swallow, they are good for the gums and for removing tartar and plaque, which eventually become a harmful daint when it accumulates.

French bulldogs love to chew on anything they can find. This tendency is developed when they are puppies from teething, as their teeth erupt from their gums and often causes discomfort. If you find your Frenchie is inappropriately chewing on things like shoes or furniture instead of the many, MANY toys you have bought them, check out our blog Why Does My French Bulldog Chew My Furniture?

4. Carry out periodic Dental Examination: Once in a while, take your French Bulldog to the Vets for general health examination including teeth and gums. This is especially essential if your Frenchie is anything from 4 years old and above. Also if your French Bulldog is younger but has had a history of dental problems, it is important you go for a periodic check-up. If you are changing your regular Veterinarian, the new Vet will usually inquire about your Frenchie’s health history, keep nothing in the cupboard. Some of the common areas you should ensure you check up are his gums, teeth, mouth tissue, and also look for signs of bleeding or inflammation. The vet would usually also check further for other likely health problems.