Nylabone sent me a box of Nutri Dent Complete dog bones to review on KCL. Since I can’t remember the last time I brushed my pooch’s teeth, I agreed. Like humans, dogs get plaque and tartar buildup that leads to dental disease, so I knew I needed a quick and easy way to keep my dog's teeth clean.

With four kids at home, I’ve actually resorted to keeping a spare toothbrush in my purse for the mornings I run out the door before even getting to my own teeth. Being a mom is gross, am I right?

I have tried a lot of other dental chews in the past and been relatively satisfied. Nutri Dent dental chews are supposed to accomplish the same cleaner teeth/fresher breath, and they cost about the same, so I was open to switching brands. I was also happy to see that Nutri Dents have a ton of benefits. They're clinically proven to be better than brushing—perfect for busy moms who don't have time to brush another mouthful of teeth! And they remove plaque and tartar buildup while freshening doggy breath.

I opened the box of Nutri Dent Complete dog bones as my goldendoodle, Zelli, stood at attention. After waiting patiently while I took her picture, she eagerly gobbled up the bone in about two minutes.

I’m now seven days into my Nutri Dent test, and Zelli’s breath has actually improved a bit. The Nutri Dent bones are not tan, as pictured on the box. They’re dark green, which doesn’t weird me out since I’m accustomed to giving my dog green dental chews.

The filet mignon flavor was pretty strong smelling but didn’t give off any odor when eaten. Zelli was able to bite the bone into pieces, but it didn’t crumble, so no mess.

Overall, Nutri Dent dental chews get a passing grade in my house, especially if it means one less mouthful of teeth to brush each morning. If you want to give them a try, they are available virtually everywhere great pet products are sold. We found a 32 ct bag on Amazon for around $20.