My puppy is like a small child that has to go to the dentist whenever we bust out the toothbrush. She tries to hide and keeps her mouth clenched like the jaws of a lion, but once we start brushing she is really good. I’m not going to lie, when we bought a toothbrush package that had both I thought that the finger toothbrush was a cover for the regular one. We both options now and here is what I have found when using each of them.
|Finger toothbrush||Regular toothbrush|
|Reach||Brushing in the back isn’t as easy||Longer handle makes it easier to get in the back|
|Control||Easier to feel where you are brushing and offers more control especially with the gums.||Easier to get to the back of mouth with longer handle and dog being fussy.|
|Dog squirming||Definitely harder for a dog that doesn’t enjoy getting their teeth brushed.||Easier to get in there quick and get the brushing done.|
|Cleaning||Felt like this got her teeth cleaner since there was more control.||Bristles do a good job of cleaning but it is harder to feel where you are brushing.|
|Bristles||Softer and easier to brush gums.||Soft bristles that didn’t make her gums bleed.|
|Cost||$7 for a pack of 6||$8 for a pack of 6|
Overall, I prefer the regular toothbrush because it is easier to brush her teeth with it. The finger brush felt like it did a better job of cleaning though.
Which do you prefer? Tell us in the comments!