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Why Are My Child’s Teeth Bumpy?

Posted on May 27th, 2022

Saxonburg dentist, Dr. Sepich at Saxonburg Dental Care tells parents about bumpy tooth ridges called mamelons and why they’re no cause for concern.What are mamelons teeth?

If you’re a new parent, whether your babe’s teeth are just emerging or they’re starting to fall out, you might wonder, “What are those bumps on their front teeth?” 

Mamelons teeth appear in the front of the mouth (the incisors) both on top and bottom and are characterized by bumpy ridges. These ridges are completely natural and form as a result of enamel fusing together during the development process under the gums. 

Mamelons typically don’t last very long, as they’re quickly worn down with biting and chewing motions. If bite problems prevent mamelons from being worn down, your child may require orthodontics, or we can file them down for a smoother smile.

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If you have any questions or you’re ready to schedule a visit with your Saxonburg dentist, Dr. Sepich at Saxonburg Dental Care, contact us today to schedule a visit!

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Written by Dr. Sepich

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