Which Dog Breeds And Types Have The Worst Teeth?

Red chihuahua dog with toothbrush isolated on white background. Closeup.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s important because poor oral health is one of the most common problems vets see in their patients.

Taking care of our dogs’ oral health is necessary for all pet parents, not just to fight uninviting breath, but also because dental diseases can be associated with other health issues, such as sinus infections, diabetes, cancer, and a host of other problems.

Feel like your pup has less-than-perfect chompers? Your dog may be a breed known for dental health issues. Here’s a look at breeds and types of dogs who tend to have more oral health issues than others.

Do you have a pup who’s prone to dental issues? How are you proactively taking care of your dog’s oral health? Let us know in the comments below!