Bumps on your child’s new adult teeth?


Have you noticed little bumps or ridges along the edge of your child’s new adult teeth? Sometimes parents worry that their is a problem with these newly grown teeth. Do not panic – these edges are completely normal! These grooves have a special name called “Mamelons”. They appear because of the way adult teeth develop.

Mamelons are usually only present for a short period of time. Since they are uneven and thin, they wear down pretty quickly as your child puts them into action by eating. Mamelons can still sometimes be found on patients into adulthood. This can happen when the adult teeth do not come together the way they should. When biting down, if their bite is off and their teeth never touch the mamelons wouldn’t fade away. Since they do not come in contact, they do not wear down as quickly. Adults who still have mamelons and do not like the appearance of them can have them smoothed out by their dentist.

If you have any questions about mamelons, please contact us at Dr. Parekh and Associates!

– Dr. Azim Parekh

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