Teef FAQ

Q : What are the ingredients in TEEF?

A : Our ingredients are listed on our Dental Kit Product pages.

Q : What are the dosing instructions?

A : Just add one scoop (1/32tsp) in your pet's water dish (up to 64oz or 1/2 gallon of water)... so whatever amount that is per day. If they go through multiple bowls of water, feel free to top it off before all the water is gone. Again, a little goes a long way and, so long as there's some Protektin in their water bowl, the formula will still do its job. 

Multiple Pet home? Fill a 1/2 gallon (1 scoop) or gallon (2 scoops) pitcher with water, keep it in the refrigerator to top off water dishes throughout the day.

Feel free to adjust your dosage as you go. The great news is that you can't over dose your pet. YES, TEEF is THAT safe.


Side note: Whenever you introduce something new into your pet’s diet, start with a 1/2 scoop for the first few days to allow your pet to adjust to the change.

Q : My pet doesn't drink much water, can I add it to food?

A : You can, however, although it is preferred to add it to drinking water, you can also add it to food, a lick pad, a water bottle, treat, or anything your pet puts in their mouth. The key to success is frequent dosing throughout the day you you may want to try a few different dosing methods. That way our ingredients coat the mouth often to consistently improve the oral microbiome for better oral health.

WANT OTHER IDEAS? Visit our Usage Tips!

Q : What if I feed my dog a raw diet?

A : Most pets on a raw diet don’t drink much water. We recommend splitting any added water on their food 50/50 with TEEF. If you can also add it to their water for when they DO take a quick drink, that will help too. Otherwise, there are plenty of other ways to dose your pet. Visit our Usage Tips! for some helpful ideas.

Q : I'm noticing that my pet has looser stools when using TEEF

A : Vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in promoting your pet's overall well-being by supporting the health of their skin, coat, cognitive function, as well as heart and digestive health. When your pet lacks sufficient B6 in their diet, introducing additional levels of the vitamin may initially lead to loose stools or even diarrhea. This is a natural response as the body strives to readjust and establish healthy levels in your pet's gut microbiome. If these symptoms persist for more than 2-3 days, underlying health issues such as IBD, parasites like worms or giardia, or an imbalanced intestinal flora could be contributing factors.

If you have.a pet with gut sensitivities, kidney issues, or other sensitivities, we recommend trying the Protektin42K (sodium-free) formula.

Q : I have a multiple pet home, how should I dose?

A : Here’s a trick you can do to maximize your supply:

Many people have a multiple pet home with multiple water dishes. We recommend making a batch/pitcher with a few scoops of Protektin in it and keep it in the refrigerator to use for topping off water dishes throughout the day. Try not to keep the pitcher for more than 3 days though, as there aren’t any preservatives in our formulations. And fresh, filtered water is always ideal in a nice clean bowl.

Q : Are the formulations safe all species?

A : Yes! Including humans, too!

FUN FACT: The Como Zoo in St. Paul is currently using TEEF on their Sea lions, Seals, Primates, Turtles, Large cats, and more!

Q : Is this tiny amount of powder enough?

A : You bet! We’re treating the bacteria in your pet’s mouth, not your pet. That’s the science behind our product. Our ingredients dissolve rapidly, no matter the amount. The key to success is frequent dosing throughout the day so that those microbes stay on a Keto diet that Protektin™ puts them on to constantly improve the oral microbiome and make bacteria less destructive to dental health.

We pride ourselves on using only human-grade, 100% pure ingredients – no fillers, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, chemicals or other weird ingredients.

Q : Is it safe for puppies and kittens?

A : Yes, TEEF is safe for young pets and we recommend getting them started within the first 5 months of life. However, due to their somewhat sensitive young GI tracts, we recommend Protektin42+K™ (no sodium bicarbonate) to be easy on their tummies. 

Q : Does it just keep tartar from forming or get rid of the tartar currently on their teeth?

A : We discovered our tartar-removal effect in our studies, which means that when we block gum disease-associated bacteria, like Porphyromonas gingivalis and Streptococcus, from eating sugars and carbs, they start to mine plaque and tartar on teeth for those preferred nutrients. Literally making the bacteria function like a microbial toothbrush!

We do have tartar case studies that shows a significant reduction in existing tartar. Though, we don’t specifically focus on tartar because it is not directly related to gum disease. It is only correlated due to it being an effect of oral dysbiosis – a microbial imbalance. We are focused on stopping dysbiosis, the root cause of dental disease. Our technology inhibits destructive plaque production and grows beneficial plaque (yes, there’s such a thing), therefore we are performing a new line of studies focused on our discovery to better understand the underlying mechanisms.

Q : What should I do if my pet isn't drinking their TEEF water?

A : Although it’s rare that pets drink less water when Protektin is added, it’s very important to keep them hydrated. If there is some avoidance, we recommend scaling back on the amount you’re adding to water and observing if there are still any issues. To be safe, put out a second water dish without our product and observe.

If your pet still won’t drink their water, there are other options! Visit our Usage Tips!

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Q : What do you mean by human-grade?

A : Our initial formulations were intended for human consumption. We even have some humans that are adding it to their own drinking water!

Interested in TEEF technology for yourself but in mint form? Check out dailydentalcares.com to order. Same technology (slightly different formula), but optimized for us! Use promo code DDC4ME15 for 15% off.

Fun fact: The human version of our product is currently being tested on the International Space Station as a possible solution for dental hygiene for astronauts!

Q : How does it work?

A : Our patented Protektin line of prebiotic formulations pack a multiple-action punch to the bacteria in the mouth to improve the oral microbiome. This promotes stronger teeth, healthier gums and fresher breath. It’s beyond anything else available in the market!

  1.  Soluble fiber – Blocks bacterial sugar-to-acid & sugar-to-plaque production; Stops destructive bacteria from consuming sugars and carbohydrates, therefore stopping them from producing harmful by-products that cause denal disease.
  2. Amino Acid – Activates protein breakdown by bacteria and helps to neutralize acids that are harmful to both teeth and gums.
  3. Vitamin – Essential for bacterial enzymes that breakdown protein; Active form that witches bacteria from eating sugars to protein, instead.
  4. Sodium Bicarbonate – Contains <3% of daily recommended intake – Neutralizes existing acid in the mouth; pH control of biofilm development and tooth remineralization. This ingredient is not in our sensitive pet formulation. (P42 ONLY)
  5. Cracked Cell Wall of Chlorella - An algae derivative that functions like a microbial sponge that absorbes fungal toxins that cause stomatitis and other fungal-driven issues in cats. (P30 ONLY) 

The best part? This shift or balance of the oral microbiome results in MUCH BETTER BREATH!

Q : How will I know if it's working?

A : Here’s the likely order of observations you’ll notice:

  1. 1-2 WEEKS: Improved oral microbiome – An increase in beneficial bacteria and a decrease in harmful bacteria within 5 days of use. “You can’t actually SEE that happening.”, you say? You sure can! Order an oral microbiome testing kit from our friends at AnimalBiome.com and use TEEF-10 for 10% off your order. You’ll be able to see the shift in good vs. bad bacteria in their readouts.
  2. 1-2 WEEKS: Improved breath – It won’t smell like roses, it will smell like nothing at all.
  3. 2-3 WEEKS: Healthier gums – Take a look at the color of the gums. Our product is unique in that it even targets the bacteria below the gumline where most dental disease exists (and 60% of the tooth), which can result in pinker, healthier gums.
  4. 3-5 WEEKS: Teeth whiteness – Keep an eye on the back molars since this is where the most tartar builds up. After some time, you should see some of the tartar lessen or even come off because the bacteria will start to mine sugar and tartar off the teeth for you. A lot like a microbial toothbrush!

Bonus – Our studies have shown a significant reduction in enteric (poop-associated) bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella, Candida, and other nasty microbes.

Would you like to see some of our studies and data? Ask for a white paper info@teefhealth.com and geek-out!

Q : Why is TEEF! so darn cool?

A : Founder and inventor, Emily Stein, Ph.D., earned her Ph.D. in microbiology at University of California at Berkeley and then completed her fellowship in Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University. Her exceptional understanding of microbes, molecular nutrition and their impact on human and animal health give her a unique understanding of how to use bacteria to our advantage rather than to our detriment.

“Bacteria are the most primal, essential organisms on Earth. Their collective power often goes unnoticed and they contribute significantly to health and wellness or the alternative. Our goal is to build products that empower these primal organisms to work for our benefit.” – Emily Stein, Ph.D.

Q : Will the sodium bicarbonate in Protektin42™ negatively affect pets with cardiovascular disease?

A : The amount of sodium bicarbonate in a dose of Protektin42 is approx. 3mg, which is an extremely tiny amount of a pet's daily intake, so it is very unlikely to negatively impact your pet.

In determining total sodium per day for your pet (dog-specific): drinking tap water contributes ~10% of daily sodium intake. Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food (chicken) has 66 mg/100kCal of sodium. Adding up total dietary sodium intake means that the amount of additional sodium added by Protektin42 turns out to be ~2-3% additional sodium to the dog’s diet per day.

Q : Is it safe for pregnant and nursing pets?

A : Yes! Our Protektin formulations contain Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients by the FDA and have been tested for safety in pregnant humans and animals for over 40 years.

Q : Why does TEEF's Protektin formulations change the color of the water?

A : The Vitamin B6 in our Protektin42 & 42+K formulations turns yellow when it comes in contact with water. But don’t worry, there’s no harm in the color change and the small amount won’t affect the flavor. Your pet shouldn’t notice anything.

The Organic Green Algae Cracked Cell Wall (Chlorella) in Protektn30™ turns the water slightly green because it's an algae derivative that helps with stomatitis and other fungal issues common in cats.

NOTE: Keep our powder clear of clothes and other absorbent materials to avoid staining.

Q : Why does TEEF's Protektin30™ turn the water slightly green?

A : The Organic green algae cracked cell wall (Chlorella) in our Protektin30™ formulation can turn the water slightly green. But don’t worry, there’s no harm in the color change and the small amount won’t affect the flavor. Your pet shouldn’t notice anything. Plus, it's a magic ingredient that works like a molecular sponge to soak up fungal toxins associated with stomatitis and other common issues in cats.

NOTE: Keep our powder clear of clothes and other absorbent materials to avoid staining.

Q : When should I use TEEF!?

A:  TEEF! is recommended for use in:

  • Puppies kittens and healthy pets to help maintain balance between oral bacteria and disrupt harmful bacteria.
  • Pets showing signs of bad breath to help maintain healthy teeth and gums, and restore balance to the oral microbiome.
  • Pets following dental cleaning to help promote repopulation of the oral cavity with beneficial bacteria and maximise the benefits of the procedure.

Q : Why can't I just give chews to my dog?

A : TEEF! works in a completely different way to dental chews available for your dog. Most chews are typically given only 1-2 times a day or even a week and tend to only provide benefits while they are being chewed. In comparison, when TEEF! Is added to your dog’s drinking water, it is benefiting their entire mouth and helping control bad breath every time your dog drinks – which is multiple times each day! We recommend using TEEF! daily, as part of a multimodal approach to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, as recommended by your veterinarian.

Q : How should I introduce TEEF! to young animals?

A : Some pets can be more sensitive to sudden changes. To help them adjust, we recommend gradually introducing Teef! into their water. For example start by adding 1/3 or ½ a scoop of Teef! for 2-3 days before moving up to adding a full scoop in to their drinking water.

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