There are a lot of things that are great about doggos. Their fluffy tails. Their soft fur. The adoring look in their eyes when they see you walking through the door. And who can forget about their adorable smiles?
Sometimes it seems like there’s an endless number of subreddits dedicated to showing how great dogs are. But did you know that there’s one exclusively meant to show off doggo smiles and teeth? Now you do. Welcome to the ‘Toofers’ subreddit. We collected some of the very best photos from this community, all so we can improve your mood.
Scroll down and upvote your fave toothy doggy smiles, and let us know which ones you liked the most and why. Remember to share this list with any canine lovers in life and be sure to check out the ‘Toofers’ subreddit.
The ‘Toofers’ community has over 70.2k followers and invites everyone to post pics of their dog with a “beautiful smile, a sill snarl, or an adorable snaggle toof.”
Of course, having a beautiful smile requires some effort on the part of the owner, not just the canines themselves. After all, you wouldn’t expect your doggo to brush twice a day and floss in between meals all by itself, now would you?
Well, Hillspet has some awesome advice to keep your canines’ pearls white and their… canines… healthy. Dogs have 42 teeth and they should be clean, without any tartar or plaque. What’s more, if they’re broken or jagged, then you’ve got a problem on your hands. Meanwhile, your best friends’ tongues ought to be moist and lumpless; their gums should be salmon-pink. Though some dogs naturally have black gums, so looking for warning signs becomes more difficult.
Even if your dog can’t brush its teeth, there’s no reason you can’t do it for it. Just remember to use doggy (not hooman) toothpaste. And it might be a good idea if you don’t share your toothbrush with your pet. There are also some chew toys and treats that help fight the bacteria growing in its mouth.
Besides that, you should bring your dog to your vet for an in-depth cleaning procedure every one to three years. But food is also incredibly important: adapt its diet to help maintain its mouth in the best possible condition.
You should consult your doggo’s vet if you notice that it has unusual lumps in its mouth, inflamed gums, or has halitosis (what we call morning breath, yuck!). So, dear Readers, how do you take care of your dog’s mouth and teeth? Care to share a few tips? If so, drop us a line in the comments.