Brush your dog's teeth regularly
It's simply the best way to prevent plaque from building up. The earlier you start brushing your dog's teeth several times a week, the easier it will be to get them used to it.
Make sure to use dog toothpaste as human toothpaste can contain some toxic compounds.
If your dog doesn't let you use a brush, try using tooth wipes as an alternative. It might be easier to rub them against their teeth.
Give your dog dental treats
Some treats are specifically designed to support your dog's dental health by helping remove plaque and clean their mouth.
They will usually contain Peppermint to neutralise bad breath, Activated Charcoal to maintain white teeth, Sodium Hexametaphosphate to reduce tartar build up.
Book a professional cleaning
Carried out by your vet, a thorough professional cleaning once in a while will ensure that any issues are dealt with on time. Your vet will be able to identify any areas of concerns and give recommendations to maintain good oral hygiene.