Tartar Buildup on Dogs Teeth
Routine Maintenance: Feed an appropriate diet. Brush your pet's teeth daily. Even using a fresh piece of gauze wrapped around your finger to massage the teeth and gums several times a week would be beneficial.
Horse Note: Tartar or Cementum?
Cementum in a horse is the yellow-brown or black staining due from normal eating habits. The staining comes from plant food in the horses diet and is not a health concern. The appearance is similar to negative tartar buildup, a sign of problems with the horse's health, but cementum does not cause irritation or inflammation to the gums. A vet will usually remove the cementum when the horse has a check-up.
Human Note: The above remedies also work for excess tarter buildup on people's teeth. Use the same remedies and dosage schedule as listed above.