Recommended Dental Products for Pets


Your Pet Dentist recommends* the following dental pet care products for home use. I purchase and use the following on my own pets:

CET Enzymatic Toothpaste

Use with a soft bristle toothbrush or pet toothbrush.  Minimum brushing is three (3) times weekly. If there is advanced periodontal disease, it’s best to brush daily.  Disinfect brush regularly in the dishwasher.

OraVet Plaque Prevention Gel

This waxy polymer can be applied to the tooth-gum interface WEEKLY to prevent plaque.  An applicator device is enclosed, but using your finger seems to work better.  For best results, dry gums lightly PRIOR to applying this product.

CET Oral Hygiene Rinse for Dogs   CET Oral Hygiene Rinse for Cats

Regularly prescribed after dental procedures by Dr. Greenfield, this product can also be used on a maintenance basis (once or twice daily) for plaque and odor reduction.  This product has an easy to administer squeeze bottle and a long applicator tip.  It doesn’t take much of this product to be effective, and your pet can swallow this with no side effects.


Dog/Cat ESSENTIAL HealthyMouth™ Water Additive

One of my favorite products to recommend, since it is a passive way to help reduce plaque in your pet’s mouth.  The drinking water will change colors slightly, so don’t be alarmed.  If your dog or cat resists drinking this additive, gradually increase the amount of Healthymouth™ in the water over a week or so.  This seems to help considerably.   VOHC® (Veterinary Oral Health Council) approved for plaque reduction.

Tartar Shield Soft Rawhide Chews

My dogs absolutely LOVE these chews and they are safe to swallow and easily digestible.  They come in variable sizes depending on the size of your pet.  Offer your pet one (1) per day for plaque and calculus reduction.  VOHC® approved for tartar control and reduction.

Hills T/D™ Canine and Feline Dental Diet

VOHC® approved for tartar and plaque reduction in both dogs and cats.  For maximum benefit, I recommend using this as a sole diet source instead of as treats.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Your Pet Dentist has, at times, received financial benefits from some of the above companies, typically for speaking at sponsored seminars and/or conferences.