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Do Bearded Dragons Have Teeth?

Do Bearded Dragons Have Teeth?

Bearded dragons, like all other reptiles, have teeth, but different species have different types of teeth. Bearded Dragons have acrodont teeth. Because their teeth are not firmly anchored in the jawbone of a bearded dragon, they can easily break with force.


    Did bearded dragons have teeth when they were young?

    Yes, bearded dragons have had teeth since infancy.

    They differ from us humans in that during the first few months of our lives we drink only milk but they  eat lice and solid foods.

    Bearded dragons, on the other hand, need teeth in the first place to eat insects and vegetables.

    At this age, the teeth are small and often difficult to see and are very sharp because they are still developing. Their teeth will become blunt as they age as a result of constant eating.

    Do beardy dragons chew food with their teeth?

    All types of lizards do not have tooth sockets and alveoli to help maintain strong teeth, and their dentition (tooth arrangement) is acrodont.

    Nevertheless, lizards, especially bearded dragons, have teeth.

    Can Bearded Dragons Lose Teeth?

    Another problem is tooth loss. Pleurodont teeth tend to fall out and grow back.

    Beardies, on the other hand, have acrodont teeth. As a result, they do not fall out and the Bearded Dragon does not lose its teeth. On the other hand, force can break teeth. A bearded dragon's teeth are almost as difficult to regrow as a bearded dragon. Pleurodont teeth are present in baby bearded dragons, but they can fall out as the bearded dragon grow.

    They can lose teeth for these reasons

    There are many reasons why a Bearded Dragon's teeth start to fall out. Here are some of the most important:
    • If you have more than one Beard Dragon, this can be a problem. They can be very territorial, especially males. When two men live together, conflict is frequent, and tooth loss is one of the consequences. Beardy dragons, on the other hand, can coexist with other animals and are not always solitary creatures. Just be careful!
    • Tooth loss can indicate various disorders or a weakened immune system. Sometimes tooth loss is just a side effect of a more serious underlying problem.
    • Indulge in soft foods. Bearded dragons require a combination of hard and soft foods. Crickets and cockroaches are examples of hard foods.
    • It is possible that the Bearded Dragon is striking the skull. This is a rather prevalent problem among lizards of this species. Stress or lack of interest in your surroundings can lead to headbanging. If you see your dragon behaving this way, one thing you can do is try to create a more interesting environment for him. Headbanging can damage their teeth, among other things.
    • Gum stagnation is a problem for them. Gingivitis is the medical term for this condition. Please note that if the bearded dragon is in this state, it is irreversible and the gums will not regenerate. This type of gum disease puts your teeth at risk by exposing them too much.

    Bearded Dragons' dentition: Bearded Dragons have acrodont dentition.

    Pleurodont dentition can be seen in a variety of lizards, including monitor lizards and iguanas. But let's put this information aside for now.

    The biting edges of the maxilla and mandible are superficially (nearly superficial) connected to the lizard's teeth with acrodont dentition.

    Acrodont teeth are easily lost and unfortunately cannot be replaced.

    The bite surface of each tooth of this lizard eventually becomes the bone itself as the teeth wear out. Basically, the lizard's teeth wear out over time, digging deeper and deeper into the flat surface of the jawbone.

    Are the Bearded Dragon's teeth sharp?

    All animals and reptiles have some sharp teeth. Bearded dragons have sharper teeth when they are babies or young than when they are adults.

    Continued chewing at mealtime wears out your teeth as their age and rounds the edges.

    This can certainly depend on the nutrition you give your bearded dragon, but in general, a bearded dragon's teeth lose most if not all of their sharpness as they age.


    Can a Beard Dragon bite?

    Although very rare, it is conceivable for a bearded dragon to bite.

    Bearded dragons are peaceful reptiles, and when they feel threatened by a predator, it is their natural urge to run and hide.

    They will only bite you as a last option if they are trapped and have nowhere to escape. If you've been bitten by a bearded dragon, it's most likely for one of the following reasons:

    Feeling afraid or threatened. If you show your love and respect for your pet, this is unlikely to happen. 

    Hungry or thinks you are food. The dragon is really hungry and can bite you for putting your juicy pink finger in front of their mouth. To prevent this, you should regularly feed your dragon a balanced diet.

    Treated in a way that makes them want to bite. For example, do not move your fingers in front of the lizard's mouth.

    Beared dragon bites require constant threats, and I think all mammals and reptiles in the world will react similarly to such behavior.

    If you want to know more about Bearded Dragons and biting, we've put together an article covering everything you need to know as a Bearded Dragon owner.

    Do you need to brush your Bearded Dragon's teeth?

    Brushing your Bearded Dragon's teeth is a good idea. Don't panic now and don't think you have to rush to the store to buy a toothbrush.

    If possible, regularly clean around your dragon's teeth and gums with a cotton swab moistened with water.

    This will prevent plaque and tartar from forming on the dragon's teeth.

    Again, the type of food you provide them will have a significant impact on their risk of plaque build-up and the need for swab brushing.

    How do you brush a Beard Dragon's teeth?

    A bearded dragon's teeth must be cleaned regularly, and this requires checking for food particles between the teeth. You need a toothbrush to clean the bearded dragon's teeth.

    Every year a bearded dragon needs to have scales removed in its mouth. This helps maintain dental hygiene and eliminates the possibility of plaque or other oral diseases. Beardies can suffer from broken teeth and cannot eat a diet containing insects. As a result, pet owners should inspect their bearded dragon's teeth every 3-4 weeks. This will help investigate the development of potentially harmful conditions and look for dietary residues.

    If a bearded dragon has teeth, the next question is whether it should be groomed. The explanation is that you don't need to clean your bearded dragon teeth very regularly. Brushing your teeth with a toothbrush is not recommended. If there is a dirty deposit on your pet's teeth or between the teeth, you can use a cotton swab to wipe it off. Make sure your bearded dragon has good oral hygiene.

    Everyone, including animals, needs to keep their teeth clean. Consequently, it is important to decide whether or not to brush the bearded dragon's teeth. It is important for pet owners to remember that their bearded dragon's teeth should be cleaned once a month or if there is any food left on the teeth. The procedure is simple. The use of toothbrushes is prohibited. Use a cotton swab moistened with water. The procedure is simple, but it takes time to carefully clean your bearded dragon's teeth.

    How can I keep my Bearded Dragon from damaging its teeth?

    1. The most important thing is to check your pet's teeth frequently.
    2. Setting up a check-in plan, such as once every two weeks or once a month, can help identify issues. It takes less than a minute and is well worth the time.
    3. Many bearded dragon owners have their pet's teeth cleaned at the veterinarian once a year. This is something you should think about.
    4. Use an oral chlorhexidine solution or a cotton swab moistened with water to brush your teeth. Do this once a week or once a month.
    5. Herpes veterinarians should also calm and scrape accumulated tartar and blight during a normal medical examination to minimize bone irritation or infection. However, a medical examination is required before using an anesthetic.
    6. Always provide crunchy vegetables and insects (avoid soft meals such as soft insects and prepared dishes) and limit sweet fruits.
    7. Provide adequate UV light and terrarium temperature, calcium, vitamin D3 and multivitamin nutrition to promote healthy and strong teeth or bones.
    8. Giving your bearded dragon a variety of hard and soft foods is not only a fantastic source of a variety of nutrients in general, but it's also good for their teeth.
    9. Be aware of additional conditions that can cause tooth damage and take appropriate action. If it hits its head against the glass, consider adding some interesting material to their terrarium.
    10. Finally, avoid falling or hitting their head, reduce stress (which causes glass surfing and headbanging), avoid arguments, and maintain strong immunity.

    Conclusion

    Beardy dragons actually have teeth. On the other hand, their teeth are not identical to ours in many ways. To detect abnormalities early enough to prevent more serious dental problems later, you should closely monitor your bearded dragon's teeth and eating habits and get regular checkups by a certified veterinarian.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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