Why do we have ridges on the roof of our mouth right behind our front teeth?

Answer Hi, I'm a dentist.Those ridges are called rugae. They are meant to help break down the food you are chewing, as food is pressed up against them during mastication.You're welcome.

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If the roof of your mouth swells closer to your front teeth for a few days could it be diet-related?

Answer Could be a reaction to something spicy in a certain food. It could also be from eating something very hot and the tissue has been burned or irritated.

My front teeth still have those little ridges - I'm 18!?

I had the same thing. My dentist said it occurs because of biting your nails - you wear grooves in your teeth. They can file them down to smooth it out, but once is usually all they can do. So stop... Read More »

Why would someone have teeth growing out of their gums above other teeth in the front of their mouth?

Answer Lack of space causes this.It happens a lot to children that their permanent teeth come before the milk tooth fall out. To be sure, ask the dentist if there is a problem. Most of the time thi... Read More »

Why would the front four adult teeth in your mouth feel like they aren't tight into your gums?

Answer It could be a case of overcrowding which is something an orthodontist can fix. Or it could be a lack of flossing and gum massage. You should consult a dentist if flossing doesn't help stre... Read More »