Alyssa Bella Bailey was born, last week, at Mercy Hospital Springfield and her parents were excited – like all parents are!
BUT when doctor’s examined the newborn, they discovered the little girl had TWO FRONT TEETH!
Alyssa’s mother, Jaklina Bailey, spoke to Color 10 news, “Right when she first arrived everyone was shocked! They said, ‘she has two front teeth?’ It was just the big talk in the delivery room! “She said in her 25 year career this is the second time she’s ever seen it,” says Bailey. “We had two other doctors that came in just to look, and nurses, they were just like, ‘let me see, let me see.’ They said it’s just going to grow with the rest of her teeth. The only thing we did look online, and the doctor did warn us, we’re going to keep an eye on them if they do come loose [because] she could choke on them. Everything about her is healthy, she’s a healthy beautiful little girl. She just has two front teeth.”
The phenomenon is an uncommon occurrence known as “natal teeth.” According to Medline Plus, part of the US National Library of Medicine, “natal teeth” occur once in every 2,000 to 3,000 births! Natal teeth can be associated with medical conditions like growth hormone deficiencies or cleft pallets but most, like Alyssa Bella, are perfectly healthy.
Medline Plus says other potential problems are sores under the tongue and pain during breast-feeding.
Alyssa’s Mom was asked about nursing her child, “I know a whole lot of people have asked me, ‘does it hurt?’ Well I’m breast feeding with a bottle.”
Yeah, I’d be BOTTLE FEEDING, too!