Just wondering if I am the only one that does this...I brushed my boxers teeth her entire life and the vet always said she had nice teeth and he never had to do the cleaning. I probably did it about 4 times a year and I just used the stuff they sell in the pet stores. I plan on doing this with Blitz too. I think I waited to do my boxers until she had her adult teeth. She never gave me a hard time so I hope it goes smooth with Blitz!
We brush - our vet says we really need to since Osiris seems to have lots of plaque for some reason. We have a hard time doing it, though, because Osiris tries to eat the toothpast while we brush. It is a two person job for sure. Oh, and it is Chicken Flavored toothpaste! ICK, but he loves it!
We also do rawhides, Greenies (but they are expensive) and the Pedigree Good Bites for Dental Care and he loves those!
But still, we have plaque and his breath smells like BUTT or dead fish most of the time.