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I would look at the types of treats he is getting. When we stopped giving Carmen store bought dog "training treats" at petsmart (which she ADORED) her teeth got way better. They get a duck & potato treat now which has molasses in it and if I give them too many you can tell right away on their teeth. Do what you would do with a kid, start cutting out the sugars. Any sugary/sweet ingredient in the treats needs to be evaluated. The dry food should scrape off some of the stuff on the teeth, they also specially make dry food which can also clean teeth since it is a harder texture. I do not believe they make the special kind in brands like wellness or evo, its always something I see at the vets. Greenies and raw hides help as well. If you get his teeth cleaned again you may want to consider using a product that coats the teeth with waxy product to prevent tartar buildup (cant recall the name, but I can look it up when I get home). Also, we got a great mouth wash for the dogs called dentahex (something like that) which helps break up the stuff.