I just gave my dog a dental bone and he downed it like no other bone I've ever seen. He likes it, so I don't mind giving it to him, I'm just wondering if they really are beneficial, particularly when viewed against the cost.
The bones do work. My old dog loved these dental bones called Greenies, but like said above me, they are pretty expensive. I found that just giving hard things to chew (like Iams dog bones) will help clean up a dirty mouth.
Guess they work for some dogs. Sassy just broke up and swallowed any man made 'bone'. Currently she is getting a raw beef rib once a week or so. Pulling off the meat and tough connective tissues works really well to clean teeth and it is cheaper than most dog chewies like bully sticks and pig ears. They are tossed once the goodies are gone as beef bones are harder than most dog's teeth.