You love your pup. But you’re not alone if you’re running away as he lunges toward your face. “Doggy breath” is unpleasant. Dog toothpaste can eliminate bad breath, but it can do more! By getting rid of harmful mouth bacteria and helping prevent plaque, toothpaste can actually help you keep your pup healthy. Like humans, dogs have bacteria in their mouths that can create gum problems in the future—choose a dog toothpaste that works to eliminate bacteria and prevent plaque buildup, and begin a regular brushing routine. If your dog isn’t used to having a toothbrush in his mouth, you may need to slowly train and get him comfortable with a finger brush—or even your finger—before getting used to a full brush session.