If present, sutures in the mouth do not generally have to be removed but will dissolve over the next few weeks on their own.
The best way to decrease the tartar reforming on the teeth quickly is to brush the teeth. Daily, like us, is best, but perhaps unrealistic for most. Even once per week can still help, however. Plain water and a soft toothbrush are all that is needed. Human pastes can make pets sick. Animal pastes are just flavor enhancers and can be used or not at owner choice.
Cookies and biscuits, despite the advertisements, do not help reduce tartar. Greenies and CET chews can help but are high fat and contain rawhide. So they are not recommended for the overweight or those with sensitive stomachs.
One other option is Healthy Mouth. This is the only proven water additive that can slow tartar down. You can learn more and place an order at www.healthymouth.com.
Ultimately, genetics is the biggest factor. Some pets need to have their teeth cleaned again in 6 months (especially smaller dogs) while others may not need treatment for years.
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