No I don't think they're too bad barley, I've definitely seen much worse! I'm a bit of a weirdo and I've checked most of my client's teeth lol, most of those are much worse and they are a lot younger than him. I can definitely see what part you're worried about, and I would definitely scrape them too, but I don't think it's anything to panic about.
They're only pearly whites because I scraped them You should have seen them before, they were pretty bad! That was a year or two ago now and I've only brushed them a handful of times since, so the bones must be helping to keep the worst away. It's just the little area that's going brown (mainly on the left side) that's annoying me, I wish I hadn't gotten rid of my scraper now. I didn't really pay full attention to it until I just took those photos and it's annoying me more now lol so I definitely think I'll get a scraper again and keep it this time.
And now I'm going to ruin the thread by posting photos of my two's teeth!
Pepper's right side (there's only one pic for each dog coz they refused to turn over):
Ellie's right side:
But then, this is the reason I posed the question in the first place. barley your Alfie's are nowhere near terrible in comparison to these. The build up that is there looks like it'd come off fairly easily with the right method.
After reading through all this I remembered that I actually gave my old dental scrapers to my dad (to use as tools), but he's never used them so I took them back to scrape his back teeth. After I'd finished I was just checking the rest of his teeth and they're not as good as I thought.
Right at the very VERY back - so far back that you can't even see the teeth without opening his jaws while you pull his lips back (further back than you can see in my photos, and you can see there how far I'm pulling his lips back!) - on the left side there are two little teeth, the top one is covered in tartar, the bottom one was fairly clean but I poked about at it and it wobbles a tiny bit, eeeek! I'm really worried now and don't know what to do! He's due to see the vet soon anyway, but there's no way the vet would be able to see it as it's so fiddly to get to! Argh!
Panic over I've just had another look in more natural light and what I thought was tartar has magically disappeared - it must have been biscuit crumbs or just shadows or something - it was late! and the wobbly bottom tooth DOES move a teeny bit, but I think my eyes were playing tricks on me because it's literally about a millimetre. I'm not sure if that's normal either, but it certainly doesn't look all manky and rotten or anything, so I'll just keep an eye on it. He doesn't mind me poking about in there anyway, good boy!
Definitely going to be keeping up with more regular brushing and checking after I nearly gave myself a heart attack
scallywag: Oooo just spotted this hope you feel better soon lotsofcats x
Nov 29, 2017 17:20:55 GMT
caz2golden: Just found out all the Natwest branches in county are going except the one that is difficult to get to! Wish there was a way to get the idiots decision makers to reconsider!
Dec 1, 2017 16:07:10 GMT
caz2golden: Yeah, not raining today so dogs went to the beach, as it would have been too wet to walk anywhere else so now have sandy mutts all happy and content and asleep! Dread the sand in carpet later!
Dec 1, 2017 16:13:21 GMT
scallywag: Lloyds are closing braches too waiting to hear if our town will be affected also Halifax are going to reduce counter staff force you to use the machine, isnt that bad for the OAP and others who dont have technology on both counts mum hasnt a clue
Dec 2, 2017 4:33:21 GMT
caz2golden: I will admit I do not use bank that often other than to sort problems and bank cash / cheques. I do however use bank (different one) for work so am highly aware how this will affect businesses which need ease of access and are usually banking cash..
Dec 2, 2017 16:38:02 GMT
caz2golden: I should not have bothered walking dogs today, only lead walk up lane but they came back as flat coats with all the mud, their jumpers are now in the washing machine!
Dec 2, 2017 16:39:52 GMT
lotsofcats: Several of our local banks have closed and others only open on certain days. I feel sorry for old people and traders who rely on taking their cash to the bank in the local town.
Dec 4, 2017 12:47:42 GMT
caz2golden: It just feels wrong, local town is already struggling, removal of bank is only likely to increase this issue!
Dec 4, 2017 19:20:04 GMT
scallywag: Sooooo quiet on here
Dec 5, 2017 17:39:54 GMT
lotsofcats: I think we may have snow on the way for Friday and Saturday. I can't take my new car out in the snow!!
Dec 6, 2017 16:24:24 GMT
caz2golden: We are due to miss it Lotsofcats. We want snow! lol
Dec 6, 2017 17:40:08 GMT
scallywag: I flaming well don't want snow not with Poor Beau the way he is
Dec 6, 2017 18:17:17 GMT
caz2golden: Agree Scallywag, you definitely do not want snow with Beau recovering. Still wish we were having some, would love to get a dogs in snow picture, instead looks like here it will be rain. Think Lotsofcats might get quite a bit tomorrow.
Dec 7, 2017 19:59:17 GMT
lotsofcats: Snowed in! Go woken up at 4am by a car trying to go up the hill outside my house.
Dec 10, 2017 9:47:09 GMT
caz2golden: Just seen a facebook post thanking people for voting for dogmatic in the your dog product awards, wondering who are the other winners?
Dec 10, 2017 16:57:11 GMT
caz2golden: I am getting sick of unpredictable and wet weather. Looks lovely outside at the moment but worried the heavens will open again at any given moment from what the 4cast implies. Been like this for days (feel like weeks)
Dec 14, 2017 11:25:58 GMT