Plaque and tartar form in your pet’s mouth because of bacteria. Certain bacteria have the ability to produce biofilm – a glue-like substance that functions as a protective dome, under which bacteria can rapidly multiply. When plaque biofilm is not removed from the teeth every 12-36 hours it will begin to bind with minerals in the saliva and calcify into tartar. Excess tartar can work its way up into the gum line causing gingivitis and periodontal disease. Bad breath is usually the first telltale sign that a pet has underlying oral health issues.
Bluestem’s coactiv+ technology is a safe and effective approach to affecting plaque and tartar by softening and breaking down the biofilm structure without any harsh chemicals or antimicrobials. We’ve invested in clinical trials that show our bluestem water additive is effective in reducing tartar, without any brushing, and is safe for daily use at well over the recommended dose.