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FAQs

FAQs
Do I need to use a tablet everyday in the water?

It depends on the size of your pet. For cats, which consume approximately 1 cup of water a day, I recommend that the owner place a tablet in a liter or quart bottle of water and store it in the refrigerator. Use this source of water to fill the water bowl ( cats like cold water). A tablet is effective for up to 5 days in good quality water (distilled water). If the water has a lot of minerals, i.e. “hard water”, then the tablets are effective for 2-3 days.

For dogs, it depends on the amount of water consumed. Smaller dogs are similar to cats, and the same idea of placing “pet water” in the refrigerator discussed above for cats apply. For larger dogs, 1 tablet a day in the drinking water is recommended since they drink a liter or more of water per day.

How does Better Breath work?

1. Silver citrate harms structural and metabolic bacterial membrane proteins, which leads to the death of the bacteria.

2. Bacteria view the citrate as a food source, allowing the silver to enter the bacteria. Once inside the bacteria, the silver denatures the bacterial DNA, which halts the bacteria’s ability to replicate and leads to bacterial death.

The harmful bacteria that cause swollen, inflamed gums, plaque, tartar and eventual tooth loss are removed when your pet drinks water with Better Breath™. No harmful effects to the normal gastrointestinal bacterial flora result from drinking water with Better Breath™.


Will adding Better Breath to my pet's water bowl affect the amount of water my pet drinks?

NO! Better Breath™ has no odor, no taste, or color. There have been no changes in water intake from pets that have had Better Breath™ tablets placed in their water bowl daily.

Is eating hard food and pet treats the same as using Better Breath?

NO! Typical dry food and pet treats do not protect against periodontal disease. The root cause of periodontal disease is bacteria. Better Breath™ directly eliminates virulent bacteria, preventing and reversing inflammation of the gums and periodontal disease. Pet food and most pet dental treat products have no antibacterial activity.

How can I care for my pet's teeth at home?

Just like humans, preventative dental health for your pet is important. Better Breath™ is an ideal product to use to prevent dental disease because of its antibacterial properties, ease of use and absence of adverse side effects when used as directed. Documented antibacterial properties make Better Breath™ a potent dental health supplement. No adverse clinical signs in 3 years of use in hundreds of dogs and cats have been reported. Simply place a single tablet in the drinking water daily and improvement in an animal’s breath will occur in approximately 3 days and visual improvement of the teeth will occur in approximately 2 weeks.

My pet doesn't seem like he is in any pain. Do they experience oral pain?

Animals with periodontal disease can feel pain. At least 10% of dogs have a broken tooth with pulp (nerve or root canal) exposure. This is extremely painful until the nerve dies, at which point the tooth becomes infected! The pain level varies with each animal. Obvious signs of oral pain may include: drooling, crying out, refusing to eat or eating less than normal.

Can my pet's health be affected by poor dental health?

Yes, poor dental health affects the whole body. Bacteria from inflamed oral areas can enter the bloodstream and affect major body organs. The liver, kidneys, heart, and lungs are most commonly affected.

What can happen if my pet's teeth aren't cleaned?

Plaque damages the teeth and gums. Periodontal disease starts with the gums (gingiva). They become inflamed – red, swollen, and sore. The gums finally separate from the teeth, creating pockets where bacteria, plaque, and tartar build up under the gums. This in turn causes more damage, and finally tooth and bone loss.

What is periodontal disease and how do I tell if my pet has it?

Periodontal disease is the damage of gums and tooth attachment (periodontal ligament and bone), caused by bacteria. The earliest signs are redness or swelling of the gums, usually accompanied by plaque and calculus. More advanced signs include receding gums and loose teeth. If you see any of these signs, a trip to your veterinarian is recommended.

What is the difference between plaque and tartar?

Plaque is bacterial colonies mixed with saliva. Plaque often leads to tooth and gum disease. Dental tartar, or calculus, occurs when plaque becomes mineralized (hardens) and firmly adheres to the tooth enamel.

what actually causes the bad breath when tooth/gum disease is present?

Bad breath results from the bacterial infection of the gums (gingiva) and other tissues inside the mouth.

My pet has bad breath. Are bad teeth and gums the cause?

Most likely, YES. However, it is important to check with your veterinarian, since some diseases or situations can cause bad breath in the absence of, or in addition to, tooth/gum disease. Kidney failure, diabetes, nasal infections or ingestion of feces, can cause bad breath with or without periodontal disease.
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