Like you, your dog's mouth requires help to fight plague, tartar, gum disease, bad breath, and tooth decay. Added to normal oral health issues is the fact that most dogs put a lot of stuff in their mouths that they should not. Without proper oral maintenance, your dog can experience pain, lose teeth, and even develop diseases.
In the worst scenario, your dog can develop life-threatening diseases that are linked to bacteria that grows in its mouth. When another organ is affected by mouth bacteria, it is called bacteremia. Left unchecked, the bacteria can make your dog ill and even damage vital organs like the liver, kidneys, and heart.