Keeping up with your dog’s dental health will help him stay healthy overall. Dogs can get periodontal disease just as humans do. If your small dog battles periodontal disease, it could affect the rest of his body. Your little guy could lose teeth and bone as well as have heart kidney and liver failure. Taking care of his teeth to fight all of these diseases is easy to do with a little dedication, some dog toothpaste, and a small dog toothbrush. Try to put your little guy on a brushing schedule so he's used to the activity and you have reminders to get it done
If your little guy is not used to having his teeth brushed it might help to have a partner hold him and provide comfort. Because your dog is small, holding him without scaring him or hurting him should be fairly easy to do especially with a partner. Don't forget to end every tooth brushing session with a tasty treat to make him feel a bit better.
If you have time to show your little dog how to smile, which is easy to do with these little guys, make his teeth pearly white while maintaining great health with routine oral hygiene. Add brushing your dog's teeth and gums to your regular grooming sessions and pack a lot of beautiful into one small package.