saeran: Those sites seemed a bit better! You are so right about all of the conflicting sources out there, not to mention that anyone with an extra $10 a month or so can host a web site and pretend to be an expert!!!!
For anyone who cares: My dog has been raw for almost a week (I think!), and he does not have the same propensity toward icky teeth. I've been told for his whole life that his "genetics" make his teeth more prone toward cavities or gingivitis or whatever. He LITERALLY needs his teeth brushed every day for them to not become gross, and he still has had two cleanings (he's five) where they had to put him down to clean his teeth really well.
His teeth are getting BETTER, and I haven't been brushing them this week!!!!!! He's been eating raw meat, bones and all, along with a mix of veggies and ground flax every other day. I also let him have some of my green smoothie today, which he LOVED so we'll do that again!