As we mentioned earlier, it is vital to take excellent care of your Maltipoo's teeth. Dogs in general need good oral hygiene to keep decay away. But, toy breeds in particular, and especially the Poodle (and therefore the Maltipoo) are predisposed to tooth decay.
Round the clock, non-stop, plaque is being produced. It is a clear, sticky substance that clings to teeth. And though you cannot see it at this stage, it is busy; it's eating away at the enamel. Within just 3 days, it can start to harden into tartar, which is hard to remove.
This can travel under the gum line, causing decay near the roots and leading to gingivitis. Infections can set in, and even travel up to the sinuses, and rot can cause lots of pain, and then eventual tooth loss.
If all of this seems scary, it should be. It's always a shame when an innocent dogs has to suffer from quite painful dental issues, when much of it could have been avoided.
Each year when your Maltipoo has a wellness check, this should involve an inspection of the teeth. And, at home, you can brush your dog's teeth each day, and give an effective dental treat.