The importance of daily tooth brushing. Veterinary dental associations recommend that pet owners follow this plan in order to enhance the pets oral health. Take your pet to the veterinarian for a dental exam. Don’t wait for his annual check-up if you suspect a problem. Your veterinarian may recommend dental care at a hospital including removal of plaque and tartar and may suggest a dental care program at home. Begin a dental care program at home. Plaque formation starts within 12hrs of a thorough dental cleaning, which is why dental cleaning at home is necessary. This is where Petosan plays a major role. The Petosan Pet Toothpaste is designed for those of us who brush every day. It is formulated to be very tasty, helping to make the brushing a positive experience for your dog. The paste contains Pyrophosphates that help control tartar by inhibiting the formation of dental calculus (tartar). Petosan use Hydrated silica, a mild abrasive used for grinding and polishing. It is found as crystals, small and smooth particles which are preferred to avoid tooth wear. Instructions Included In the package. Best used with a Petosan Toothbrush.