Ok, so my dog is 9, he had a check up at the vet today. The vet said he’s in great condition. He got his teeth cleaned and had to have 3 removed. The vet also said he had one that was loose, but left it. I feel so bad as I never brushed his teeth. No one told me about doing It - no vet ever advised it. I bought toothpaste for dogs the other day and when he’s recovered from the anaesthetic, I’m going to start brushing his teeth to prevent his dental issues getting worse. Any dog we’ve had teeth brushing wasn’t a thing we did, no one I know that has dogs brush their teeth, so I didn’t know it had to be done. We have used dental sticks (can’t remember how to spell it) but he’s doesn’t really eat them often, just hides them usually. I’m worried he’s got periodontal disease - but the vet never mentioned it, and he gave him a proper check up. Do you brush your dogs teeth? Am I a bad owner for not doing this (I didn’t know)? Is starting to brush my dogs teeth now a good idea - will it stop any dental issues getting worse? I feel so bad so please don’t reprimand me, I know I’ve done wrong.