I love frequently asked questions that take me back to my favorite thing – good food. First, if the buildup has started, you need to get them professionally cleaned to start fresh.
But, moving forward, no more dry food. (It is a common fallacy that dry keeps the teeth clean! There’s no truth to it!) Balanced people food is best. My 10 year old dog has never had her teeth cleaned and doesn’t need them done – she has eaten only people food for 4 years since I learned all of this. Big beefy knuckle bones are nice to chew on too.