Dental scalers are actually special kind of instruments which are mainly used by certified dental practitioners for assisting them in cleaning patient’s teeth. They are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and are suitable for reaching any part of patient’s teeth. Dental scalers are widely available for pets like dogs and cats also.
Dental scalers for dogs will be really suitable for removing tartar and plaque which have accumulated in your dog’s teeth and are not removable with a dog tooth brush. You will find that they are indeed useful in keeping your dog’s teeth clean from plaque or tartar which will threaten the health of their teeth.
In the case of dogs, tartar and plaque will be present heavily along the gum line than in other areas in mouth. It’s best to clean those areas first using the tip of the scaler. You have to be extra careful at this time so that it is not at all paining for your dog when you are cleaning near to the gum lines. Sometimes, you can see that plaque is chipping off as a layer from those regions.
You will have to keep scraping until almost all the plaque has been completely removed and if some bleeding is there as a result of this scaling near to the gum tissues which are generally very sensitive, do not feel too much alarmed. This is actually good for flushing out bacteria from that area. If bleeding is becoming a hindrance for cleaning properly, you can rinse its mouth with water and can resume scaling after some time. There is high chance for finding maximum plaque distribution on molars and canine teeth. Those regions must be scraped off better than any other region. Other places where plaques will be appearing on a significant amount will be incisors and premolars. Other regions will have lesser amount of plaque deposits when compared to the above regions.