What's Good For Tartar In The Back Teeth?

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Crazy Ball'O Fur
Barked: Tue Nov 6, '12 9:56pm PST 
So got a report from the vet saying that Bella's front teeth all look great, but her back teeth have quite a bit of tartar on them (From her three years on kibble) So I was wondering, is there any type of RMB that cleans back teeth better so I can help with this issue?

Thanks! big grin
Ember FDX

Go Go Devil- Bunnies!
Barked: Tue Nov 6, '12 10:51pm PST 
How long as she been on raw? Generally dogs mostly use their back teeth to gnaw off pieces of meat small enough to swallow. So as long as you're feeding whole items, they should be working on the back teeth. It stands to reason that the bigger and more complicated the RMB, the longer it will take to eat and therefore the more scraping it will do for her teeth.

Unfortunately, many times the plaque built up from kibble does need to be removed by a dental cleaning. Afterward, most people find it doesn't build up nearly as much as before, if at all.