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Babies Born with Teeth

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Newborn babies can be a handful.

But what happens if your baby is born with a set of chompers? It's a condition called natal teeth and one in every 2,000 babies reportedly is born with one or two teeth on the upper or lower gums. According to Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Bailey, parents can opt to leave their infants' natal teeth in, or they can choose to remove them completely.

"They're very wobbly in the gums they have a very under developed root on them, and they can be so loose that they can actually be lost and if we don't catch them they can be swallowed or even worse they can be aspirated into the lungs which is a true emergency," says Bailey.

Another related condition in infants is called neo-natal teeth; that's when teeth grow in as early as one month after birth.