What are ‘natal’ teeth and how common are they?


Sunday Mirror & The Sun - 'Natal' teeth

Sunday Mirror & The Sun - 'Natal' teeth
Sunday Mirror & The Sun - 'Natal' teeth

Natal teeth are teeth formed when a baby is still in the womb. They are usually poorly formed, tiny and often have roots that are very limited so are quite loose in the gum.

The main issue is obviously with breastfeeding, and how much this would be affected. They don’t replace the deciduous teeth that should still come through, but are an additional set.

The statistics suggest 1 in 2000 babies may be formed with natal teeth. If a mother has multiple cases where her children have natal teeth, then this suggests a very obvious genetic link.

Dr Guy Barwell spoke to newspapers the Mirror and The Sun about this phenomenon.

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