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Cat dental hygiene?

How best, other than a grain-free wet food diet, to keep teeth clean? She had her teeth cleaned in Jan. but she is about 3 yrs old now & I want her teeth to stay healthy. I haven't tried brushing yet, as I'm not sure how/the brand to use, etc. so (other than treats which she doesn't like, as I tried many healthy ones & none worked for her) how can I assure good teeth hygiene? thanks.
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I've seen a commercial for a product called Plaqueaway that they promise will keep teeth clean and breath fresh. I've not tried myself-my cat's teeth seem fine and their breath is acceptable. It's 19.99 (like all tv products!) and you have to order it but maybe you could find it at a pet supply place. There's also cat toothpaste available but goodluck brushing  a cat's teeth! I know  mine would have to be sedated to tolerate it! I feed mine a mix of both crunchies and moist and they seem fine so far-one is 11 and her teeth are bright white. The Plaqueaway is a spray, by the way.
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This is a good question. I don't particularly do anything other than frequent check-ups at the vet's. They check my cats' teeth and give me updates. My younger cat is almost 2 and he has no need for a dental cleaning or anything else. My older one is almost 3 and has some build-up. I have to get his teeth cleaned. I think by keeping track of your cat's dental health with the vet is enough. Ask the vet if they carry any cream or toothpaste for your cat's teeth, or if they know which brands are good.

Dry food, no matter how much they claim it to be a fact, does not help with that. I can testify myself, that this isn't true. So I will not recommend that you ask the vet for magical treats because to me there are none. So far you are doing a great job.

Keep up the good work with that kitty.

PK
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Thanks to you both for responses. But I'll try to use paste & brush her teeth w/ fingers & see how it goes. Thanks again, I'll let you know.
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