Last month, I was contacted by emmi-pet to see if I would be interested in reviewing their oral hygiene brush system. My sisters and I have great teeth and have been brushing them every night before bed since we were tiny pups. I will admit I was a bit skeptical, but agreed to give it a try.
- a handpiece with rechargeable battery
- a large ultrasonic brush head for larger dogs
- a small ultrasonic brush head for smaller dogs
- a charging station
- a tube of special ultrasonic toothpaste for pets
After reading the directions, I realized the first thing I had to do was to put a brush head on the handpiece, make sure the unit was turned off and put it on the charger for a full 24 hours to charge. Since I was excited to try it out, I put it on the charger right away.
While the unit was charging I had time to study up on how this thing really works and how to best use it on my chompers. How does emmi-pet work? It uses ultrasound! There is no vibration or noise, so it is not at all scary for us dogs. The ultrasound combined with the special toothpaste produces billions of microscopic nano-bubbles which implode to clean surfaces and kill bacteria. The ultrasound reaches deep below the gum line to kill germs and bacteria while increasing blood flow to the gums.
- It combats gingivitis and periodontitis
- Fights oral cavity diseases
- Prevents and removes tartar and plaque build up
- Eliminates nasty dog breath
Did you know that by age two, eighty percent of dogs have some form of oral disease? Although we brush daily, after many years, plaque and tartar start to slowly build up. Our vet says we don’t need to have our teeth cleaned, but they are not as pearly white as they once were. Heavens, my mom brushes her teeth all the time but still has to go to the dentist for cleaning twice a year, so imagine what is going on in a dog’s mouth! I’ve been using the emmi-pet for three weeks, and you can see in the above photo how my teeth are already getting cleaner! After just one week of use, none of us had any breath issues at all anymore which makes us all the more kissable!
How do you use emmi-pet? If your dog already brushes, it is an easy transition. If not, you will need to let them get used to the toothbrush and having it in their mouth. We use ours every night now, but the directions say a minimum of one to two times a week. Start by wetting the brush head and applying a small amount of toothpaste to the brush. The instructions suggest putting the toothpaste on the teeth, but it didn’t work for us as we love the flavor and licked it off too fast.
Open your pup’s mouth and hold the brush gently against his tooth or small group of teeth for five to ten seconds, then move to the next tooth or group. We reapply tooth paste after each 1/4 of the mouth is done.
When you are all finished, leave the unit on and rinse off the brush under running water. The special bristles will sterilize themselves. At a price of $199, it may seem expensive, but when you check the price of getting a dog’s teeth cleaned at the vet, it is a bargain, not to mention being easy to use, and much less dangerous for your dog. We are in love with emmi-pet!
Take a gander at the short video to see me in action getting my chompers polished with my emmi-pet! A few points to take note of:
- a charged battery lasts up to a month with daily use of three to six minutes
- you must use the special toothpaste for the system to work, it is super tasty, kind of a banana flavor, and can be ordered online
- brush heads need to be replaced about every three months as the bristles start to weaken from the ultrasound and are not as effective, brush heads for pets are the same ones used on the human version, emmi-dent
Disclaimer: My GBGV Life did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. My GBGV Life was given one emmi-pet in exchange for an honest review. The opinions in this review are of My GBGV Life and not influenced by any outsider. My GBGV Life will receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.
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