DentaMax FAQs

Explore DentaMax Dental Powder Frequently Asked Questions. The naturally organic dental care solution for dogs and cats at NutriFlex. Learn about its benefits, administration, possible side effects, and more for your pet's dental health and oral hygiene!

DentaMax Powder is an ingestible organic marine product suitable for cats and dogs.

DentaMax is 100% pure, organic certified Ascopyllum Nodosum.

DentaMax comes in a powder form and is easily added to your pet's food daily.

DentaMax is naturally rich in natural iodine, contains important vitamins and minerals, and is free from GMOs, artificial colours, preservatives, gluten and sugar.

DentaMax Powder is made exclusively from wild-harvested North Atlantic sea alga Ascophyllum nodosum.

DentaMax powder is formulated for both cats and dogs. It's best introduced when your pet has fully developed its permanent teeth.

The daily dosage should be adjusted according to the animal's weight.

NutriFlex DentaMax dental powder is designed to improve your dog's dental health when used alongside other oral care practices like chewing and brushing.

This vet-recommended organic dental powder is formulated with a unique species of kelp that can effectively dissolve existing tartar while also helping to prevent the formation of new plaque.


Key Benefits

  1. Complementary Oral Care: NutriFlex DentaMax dental powder should be part of a holistic approach to your dog's oral health, alongside regular chewing and brushing.
  2. Vet Recommendation: Veterinarians recommend this product as a valuable addition to your dog's dental care routine.
  3. Kelp-Based Formula: The dental powder is crafted from a unique kelp species known for its ability to break down existing tartar.
  4. Plaque Prevention: In addition to tartar removal, it helps in preventing the buildup of new plaque on your dog's teeth to keep teeth clean and gums healthy.

By incorporating NutriFlex DentaMax dental powder into your dog's oral care regimen, you can contribute to maintaining their dental health and overall well-being.

DentaMax Powder is intended for consistent daily use, following the provided dosage guidelines. Most pets show noticeable improvements within 3-12 weeks.

The benefits continue as long as DentaMax is administered but cease once its use is discontinued. It's designed for safe, prolonged use.

DentaMax should be used once daily and can be added to wet or dry food.

If your pet eats multiple meals a day you can divide the recommended daily amount between their meals.

Regular and thorough brushing of your pet's teeth prevents the accumulation of plaque bacteria, safeguarding the teeth and gums from inflammation and damage. 

Left unchecked, plaque can harden into tartar, a tough substance that typically requires professional veterinary removal.

Since plaque constantly forms, daily brushing is essential for effective management.

Apart from tooth brushing, is there anything else I can use?

NutriFlex DentaMax Powder is the perfect blend of nature and scientific innovation. When used daily, this natural pet dental care solution ensures fresh breath and promotes good oral hygiene.

Every pet is unique so the time frame for visible results with DentaMax can vary, potentially taking up to three months of consistent daily use. However, many users report improvements in their pets' breath within just a few weeks or even days!

While there are no documented side effects, this product's high iodine content from seaweed might not be advisable for animals receiving thyroid treatments. If in doubt, please consult your veterinarian before introducing NutriFlex DentaMax to your pet's regimen.

It's a common misconception that if plaque isn't visible, it's absent.


Many pet owners mistakenly believe their animals are free from plaque simply because they don't see it.

But all animals, including humans, have natural plaque bacteria in their mouths.

This bacteria quickly forms a sticky layer on the teeth shortly after brushing. The degree of visible plaque varies; it's more pronounced in some individuals and animals than others.

Even if your pet doesn't show any apparent signs of plaque or tartar, which is a hardened form of plaque bacteria, NutriFlex DentaMax can be a proactive step to prevent future accumulation.

It's essential to remember that tartar builds up over time, so it's beneficial to be proactive in your pet's dental health.

Absolutely. However, avoid use if your pet is undergoing treatment for Hyperthyroidism.

DentaMax's single ingredient, granulated seaweed, isn't known to provoke adverse reactions.

In fact, it's been safely used by pets with various conditions, including heart, liver, kidney, and bowel disorders.

Nonetheless, if you have reservations, it's always best to seek guidance from your veterinarian.

NutriFlex DentaMax Powder should be used once daily and can be added to wet and dry food.

Cats and Dogs under 10 kg 1/6 - 1/3 scoop
Dogs between 11 kg and 20 kg   1/3 - 2/3 level scoop
Dogs over 25 kg 1/5 - 1 level scoop

*measuring scoop included in the pack.

Begin with a smaller dose to let your pet adjust to the taste, then gradually increase to the recommended dosage.

Sprinkle the product on top of the food or mix it with the dry or wet food once daily.

The time frame to observe improvements in tartar and breath freshness might differ for each pet.

DentaMax works systemically. Once the desired outcomes are reached, transition from the higher loading dose to the recommended daily maintenance dose.


Daily Maintenance Dose

<10kg Pet Weight = ⅙ Level Scoop (½ gram)

11kg - 25kg Pet Weight = ⅓  Level Scoop (1 gram)

25kg+ Pet Weight = ½  Level Scoop (1½ grams)


Daily Loading Dose

<10kg Pet Weight = ⅓ Level Scoop (1 gram)

11kg - 25kg Pet Weight = ⅔  Level Scoop (2 grams)

25kg+ Pet Weight = 1  Level Scoop (3 grams)

There haven't been any specific studies on the effects of NutriFlex DentaMax in pregnant or lactating animals. As a result, we advise against administering the product to expecting or nursing pets.

Hyperthyroidism is a prevalent condition in older cats, typically affecting those over 8 years of age. It's infrequent in dogs.

This disorder arises from an overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid glands located in the neck. Thyroid hormone plays a crucial role in regulating the body's metabolic rate.

Consequently, hyperthyroid animals often experience rapid energy consumption, leading to weight loss, even though they may exhibit an increased appetite and consume more food.

Iodine is vital for the proper function of the thyroid gland. It's naturally found in seaweed, including the variety used in NutriFlex DentaMax.

While iodine is essential, there isn't evidence to indicate that elevated iodine levels directly cause hyperthyroidism. The body has feedback mechanisms to manage different iodine levels.

Only extremely low or exceptionally high iodine levels might be problematic. Notably, 1 gram of DentaMax contains 650 micrograms of iodine, which does not fall into these extreme categories.

If your pet has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, we recommend not using DentaMax. If you are unsure, please consult your veterinarian for further advice.

So far, the feedback we've received has not indicated any taste or palatability concerns.

Even cats, who are notoriously selective eaters, have had no problems accepting it.

If your pet is initially hesitant, consider camouflaging DentaMax within a treat or splitting the amount over two meals until they get used to it.

Furthermore, our dog gravy meal toppers are an ideal concealment for medications or supplements. With traditional slow-cooked bone broth available in Chicken (free from red meat) or Beef flavour options, these toppers are meticulously crafted to tantalise even the most discerning taste buds.

If your pet's bad breath persists, it could signal a deeper health issue. It's advisable to seek guidance from your veterinarian.

Not at all. The active ingredient in DentaMax is, Ascophyllum Nodosum, which operates systemically. It circulates through the bloodstream, providing dental health and oral hygiene benefits without requiring direct contact with the teeth.

Absolutely not. DentaMax Ascophyllum Nodosum stands out from many other products in the market because it is not exposed to heat treatment or excessive drying processes. As a result, it retains 100% of its antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and antibacterial properties.

While Ascophyllum Nodosum is generally well-tolerated, it's crucial to acknowledge that every animal is unique.

Before introducing DentaMax Powder, ensure your pet's gastrointestinal system is in optimal condition. Start with a small dose of the product, gradually increasing the amount as your pet shows signs of tolerance.

Consider incorporating probiotics into your pet’s diet to aid in the transition. Products like NutriFlex FloraMax or DigestiMax, as well as kefir or lactose-free yoghurt, can be beneficial.


DentaMax utilises premium, imported organic Ascophyllum Nodosum Powder, which is certified as human-grade.

Moreover, DentaMax is meticulously packaged at our Cape Town facilities, which strictly comply with the rigorous standards set by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Food Safety Accreditation (FSA).

This adherence guarantees a pet product that aligns with the quality anticipated from ingredients deemed safe for human consumption, affirming that DentaMax is not only safe but also suitable for use by humans.

Ascophyllum Nodosum Sea Alga does not occur in South African waters and must be imported.

DentaMax currently has harvesting partners in the UK and Canada.

DentaMax is composed solely of seaweed, a natural iodine source.

Since iodine plays a pivotal role in thyroid function, it’s crucial for a veterinarian to assess whether DentaMax is suitable for your pet.

If approved, the vet may need to adjust your pet’s existing thyroid treatment plan to accommodate the additional iodine intake from DentaMax, ensuring a balanced and supervised approach to your pet's health.

DentaMax features Organic Certified Ascophyllum Nodosum Sea Alga, commonly recognised as Norwegian Kelp.

This premium ingredient is imported from Canada and the UK.

Upon arrival, it is meticulously packaged at our local GMP and FSA-certified facilities in Cape Town before being distributed through our extensive network of stockists, retail partners and veterinary distributors.


Effects of Edible Treats Containing Ascophyllum Nodosum on the Oral Health of Dogs: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Single-Center Study

Extract: In conclusion, 90-day supplementation of dogs with kibbles containing Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed significantly improved several dental health indices. It was beneficial for preventing plaque and calculus formation after a prophylactic dental procedure. The resulting reduction of levels of VSCs suggests that Ascophyllum nodosum supplementation may be effective for the long-term prevention of halitosis and maintenance of good oral health.