Start Your Cat’s Daily Dental Care Routine (and Stick to It)
It’s not too tricky to get cats used to getting their teeth cleaned. Adult cats are often more resistant, though, so it’s a good idea to get them started young.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends getting cats used to the process while they’re kittens by using gauze along with toothpaste made specifically for cats.
You can also try dipping your finger into canned tuna or chicken before rubbing it on your kitty's gums to make the experience more pleasant.
Once your cat understands the process, slowly transition to a bristled finger brush or other cat-specific toothbrush.
Daily brushing is the absolute BEST way to prevent dental disease.
Toothpaste specially designed for cats is readily available in flavors they’ll enjoy. Do NOT try to brush your cat's teeth with "people" toothpaste; if fluoride toothpaste is ingested, it can make your cat severely ill.