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: Greetings from the Caribbean
Feb 27, 2018 10:27:37 GMT
caz2golden: Scallywag, you have gone away when it all is getting exciting here with all the snow forecasted for the next few days!
Feb 27, 2018 18:14:04 GMT
lotsofcats: Enjoy your time in the sun scallywag. Can we all come and visit you? I don't want snow.
Feb 27, 2018 19:33:31 GMT
scallywag: Good luck stay safe , jump on a plane if you wish Jenny
Feb 27, 2018 19:56:29 GMT
tonib: Just think what fun you're missing scallywag roasting in the sun when you could be playing in the snow with Beau, clearing snow from the drive etc. sitting in snow bound traffic jams ;P
Feb 27, 2018 22:28:57 GMT
scallywag: Ooo what a lovely thought ( playing in snow with Beau j he would love it BUT HES STILL ON BED REST
Feb 28, 2018 9:24:10 GMT
sodapop: Have a lovely holiday scallywag it’s freezing here!!
Feb 28, 2018 21:21:00 GMT
tonib: Not sure if getting another member to post her holiday snap on the forum is a devious way of scallywag avoiding upping her post count before her planned date Nice to see a lovely sunset in these snowy times though
Mar 1, 2018 17:55:48 GMT
scallywag: just returned to our room having been on a roasting spit all day , pheww so HOT but a lovely cold pool is a step away
Mar 1, 2018 20:48:44 GMT
caz2golden: Glad you are having a fantastic holiday scallywag. Though you are missing some fantastic snow
Mar 2, 2018 21:46:47 GMT
caz2golden: 1 Tonib 1 Scallywag
Mar 2, 2018 21:48:07 GMT
scallywag: Ok so y days left in this glorious sunshine sooooo pleased I am missing all that white stuff, only white stuff here is the surf rolling over the white beaches hope its not forecast for end of next week
Mar 3, 2018 10:30:41 GMT
lotsofcats: Do you want us to keep you some snow?
Mar 3, 2018 19:34:53 GMT
alfiemummy: Our snow is already pretty much gone!
Mar 4, 2018 0:25:45 GMT
jassycat1: What spectacular weather you are having! Watching it on TV.
Mar 4, 2018 8:07:45 GMT
scallywag: No thanks no snow required Jenny
Mar 4, 2018 18:15:12 GMT
caz2golden: Get Well Scallywag
Mar 17, 2018 10:42:59 GMT
cazypops: Hope your feeling better soon Scallywag, Hugs.
Mar 18, 2018 0:30:10 GMT