The doctors and nurses who delivered Alyssa Bella Bailey on December 28 couldn’t believe their eyes when the newborn baby started to cry.
“Right when she first arrived, everybody was just shocked. Just like, ‘She has two front teeth? No kidding? Really?’ It was just a big talk about it in the delivery room,” Alyssa’s mother said.
The news about the unusual baby quickly spread across the hospital – more and more doctors and nurses came to see the phenomenon. Parents have been warned to keep a close eye on their daughter as the teeth could fall out on their own and become a choking hazard.
Such an uncommon occurrence known as “natal teeth” present in about 1 in every 2,000 to 3,000 births. Natal teeth can be associated with medical conditions like growth hormone deficiencies or cleft palates, but most of the time babies are perfectly healthy.