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Why Are My Child’s Teeth Bumpy?

Posted on November 13th, 2021

North Reading dentists, Dr. Marcovici & Dr. Rhule at Inertia Dental tell 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 North Reading dentists, Dr. Marcovici & Dr. Rhule at Inertia Dental, 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.

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About Judy Marcovici, DMD

Dr. Judy is patient-focused with a gentle touch and an easygoing chairside manner—people first, teeth second. Patient comfort is her priority, and relaxation of anxious patients is a challenge she welcomes. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling. She speaks both English and Hebrew.

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