Jagged Teeth: Causes, Treatments, and More

Alonzo Osche

Give a dentist two teeth of the same type and size, and there may be a way that the dentist can tell you if they’re a 12-year old’s or an adult’s. What gives it away? The presence of mamelons, which are rounded bumps on the edges of newly erupted teeth.

Not all irregular edges are due to mamelons, a natural appearance to a child’s teeth. Sometimes, jagged teeth are related to chipping. Keep reading to find out how dentists can address jagged teeth in all ages.

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Mamelons on teeth Credit: Marcos Gridi-Papp / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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