Vetoquinol Enzadent Dental Chews After your dog finishes a meal, tiny food particles combine with bacteria to form plaque. Plaque, if not removed, eventually hardens into calculus or tartar, and can ultimately lead to periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease is the single greatest cause of health problems in pets. Regular veterinary checkups and professional dental cleanings are an important first defense in controlling and preventing periodontal disease. Routine home dental hygiene and care is equally important in helping keep your dog and its teeth healthy. Simply brushing food debris and plaque from the teeth and gumline can greatly reduce the chance of tartar buildup, periodontal disease, and bad breath. Enzadent Dental Chews combine enzymes found naturally in your pet?s saliva with the natural abrading action of beefhide to help remove food debris before it becomes a problem. Remember, your pet depends on you and your veterinarian for all its health care. Ask your veterinarian about the many different home oral care options available to you.