It's often easy to forget your dog's back teeth when brushing. They are difficult to get to, and by the time you get through your dog's front teeth, you both may be ready for a break.
Even though brushing your dog's back teeth is challenging, with the right tools, motivation, and toothpaste, you should be able to get back there pretty quickly for general maintenance. Remember, maintaining your dog’s oral health is important for his overall health. Brushing your dog's teeth helps prevent periodontal disease, which can cause all kinds of health problems not only in your dog's mouth and with his gums, teeth, and bones but also throughout his body, in his heart, liver, and kidneys as well. So make sure when you're brushing your dog's teeth that you open his mouth and get those back teeth nice and clean.
By the time you're done brushing your dog's front teeth, your pup may be ready for a break or just done with teeth brushing for the day. If this is often the case, do front teeth and back teeth in separate brushing sessions. Also, though it might seem counterproductive, don't forget to get your dog motivated to let you brush those back teeth by using a treat.
Your dog's back teeth are often not seen so be sure you are keeping them nice and clean. Train your dog to sit through a teeth brushing session and reward him for tolerance and patience while you clean his pearly whites to keep him clean and healthy.