Is this mouth rot??

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Is this mouth rot??

Postby michellekeim » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:30 pm

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I was wondering if this looks like mouth rot on both sides of his mouth?? He is almost 9 months old and has this black now for a few days and has me worried. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby AHBD » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:42 am

Hi there, no mouth rot at all. :) Beardies often get small stains on their teeth.
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby michellekeim » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:31 am

Thank you so much I'm glad he is going to be fine.
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby Zeppelinsmom » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:43 am

This could be the start of dental disease. The black could be tartar and you may not be able to remove that yourself, but you can prevent it from spreading by brushing your beardies teeth with diluted betadine. You want it diluted to the point that it looks like super watered down iced tea. Dip a q tip into it and rub the q-tip on the sides of your bearded dragon’s mouth. Be careful your bearded dragon might open his mouth or try to bite the q-tip, don’t let them bite the stick Bc it will break off and they may swallow part of the qtip. Just brush his teeth daily and look up a YouTube video for a visual. And dilute the betadine.
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby michellekeim » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:02 am

Thank you. Sorry for late reply. I now have the betadine but not sure how to dilute it or how to rinse his mouth out after or even if I need to. I did watch a video on how to rub it on his gums.
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby AHBD » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:08 am

You can also get something called Maxi-guard online. But still, there's no real threat from a bit of stain on the teeth. It's good if you can use a very soft baby tooth brush so the beardie can't bite a piece off.
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby Zeppelinsmom » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:42 am

Say you have a container half the size of a 3 oz calcium container, so roughly a 1.5 oz container. You want to fill this up with about 90% water and 10% betadine. It should look practically look like water, but maybe with a brownish tint to it. Then you can dip one side of the q tip into the container and pull the lower lip of your bearded dragon’s mouth down a bit and gently rub that side of the q tip On the side of the mouth and then use the other side of the qtip to dip into the betadine solution you made and pull down the other side of his mouth a bit enough to get the q tip in and rub that side of his mouth gently. Then you can keep the container you made and do this daily so you aren’t having to keep making it, it should last a while until you need to make more diluted betadine solution! I hope this helps
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby Zeppelinsmom » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:44 am

No need to rinse the mouth after. I brush both my rescues teeth anytime after they’ve eaten! To make sure nothing gets stuck in their teeth. Dental disease is caused by cuts in the mouth or stuck food.
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Re: Is this mouth rot??

Postby michellekeim » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:41 am

Thank you very much it does help lots :)
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