Brush your puppy’s teeth often. If your puppy is a breed with a smooshed face, you’ll need to clean more often. Daily brushing will help control bad breath. Choose a toothpaste that smells good. A meat-flavored toothpaste might not leave the best breath even though your puppy might enjoy it. A minty or herbal flavored paste will be better for his breath.
Give your puppy dental chews to chew on daily. This will help remove plaque and tartar buildup that causes bad breath. Many of these dental chews are also made with breath fresheners to assist in better breath for your puppy.
Be sure your puppy has drinking water readily available. While he’s potty training you might want to limit his intake if you are away from him for long periods of time, but when you are around, make sure he has plenty of fresh water to drink.
Try to give your puppy as much natural food as possible. Processed foods are culprits of horrible dog breath. His breath will change if his diet switches from highly processed to a more natural diet. As the food he takes in changes, the enzymes in his mouth will also change causing better breath.
While you are brushing your puppy’s teeth, pay attention to his gum line. Puffy, red, and swollen gums are a sign of gum disease. Though your puppy might not be old enough to have gum disease just yet, plaque and tartar buildup doesn’t take long to occur and can cause bad breath.