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Is Your Dog's Mouth Cleaner than Yours?515,432 Views
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Description: How clean is your dog's mouth? Cleaner than yours? Find out what kind and how many germs are finding their way to your dog's mouth.
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Here is the myth that makes dogs sound like a dental miracle: despite all the leftover tuna sandwiches, coffee-ground strewn garbage and rancid chicken bones they chew, our canine friends STILL maintain better oral hygiene than humans do, despite how carefully we floss and brush our teeth. Could this really be true? In a word, NO. The myth that a dog's mouth is clean most likely stems from their practice of licking their wounds. What that tongue is actually doing is ridding the wound of dead tissue. A dog’s mouth is besieged by its own legions of germs, roughly as huge in population as those living in the human mouth. And, as we all know, dogs aren't particularly fussy about where they put their tongues. "A dog's mouth contains a lot of bacteria," confirms veterinarian Dr. Gary "Ask the Vet" Clemons. "Remember, a dog's tongue is not only his wash cloth but also his toilet paper."