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Our 9-month old DD was born with her two bottom middle teeth. They haven't yet fully poked through yet; she is still teething them. One of them looks kind of crooked to me so I'm not sure what's going on.<br><br>
I made an appointment with a pediatric dentist at the recommendation of our pediatrician. He said something about neonatal teeth not always being the "real" baby teeth. So, we're having her checked to be sure.<br><br>
Oh, I should mention that we have only had her home for a month; we adopted her from Guatemala, but we have video of her at 1 week and they are showing off her teeth and we have confirmed that she was born with them.<br><br>
We have her appointment this Thursday so I am just seeing if anyone else has had any experience. I've done some google searches and I guess some kids really are just born with teeth, but I can't find anything really.<br><br>
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I'm part of a parenting group at a local hospital and our instructor insists she has met more then one babe born with teeth. Not exactly what you're looking for, I know, but I couldn't read with out responding.<br><br>
Congrats on your new DD!
 

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Hi Holli!!!<br>
Just saw your post and had to say HI! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
See you at the next diaper meeting!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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My friend's daughter was actually born with seven teeth. He told me they were supposed to pull them or something but never did. She's 5 now and has started losing those teeth.<br><br>
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arent they called milk teeth?<br>
I think i have heard of that.<br>
sorry i am not much help !<br>
curious to find out more though!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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Thanks, mamas. We'll just see what he says.<br><br>
Milk teeth are actually the typical baby teeth that all kids get before their permanent teeth. Teeth at birth are called natal and ones that appear within 30 days are neonatal. I just looked that up to clarify for myself!<br><br>
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Supposedly my DH was born with a tooth.... Just one. My MIL is a little wacky, though. Could be just a story. She said that he just was born with it & that it fell out along with the other baby teeth. This is all IIRC, because I honestly didn't know it was possible!<br><br>
Fascinating....<br><br>
I'd love to know what the ped. dentist has to say!<br><br>
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My dh was born with both his bottom front teeth. He turned out just fine (for the most part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ). Both of my kids got teeth fairly early, too.
 

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All is just fine! He said they looked just fine, and they weren't fully erupted yet but none of hers are so he said they'll be just fine. He then showed us like 5 other places where her teeth were about to pop out! I knew she was teething but we never get as good of a look as he did.<br><br>
She was a trooper, and he was really great with her. DH held her and laid her down, and she mostly just fussed because she wanted to get down and look around, but no crying or tragedy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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My 2nd son was born with his two front bottom teeth. I thought it was odd, but aside from difficulty nursing (we persevered and he just "self" weaned at 3 years 6 months) he is fine.<br><br>
I had no idea it was "weird" until he had a dental emergency and the dentist mentioned that perhaps these were neonatal teeth. She said most babies have them removed, but I don't think we would have done that anyway. 1 in 600 babies are born with neonatal teeth.<br><br>
These teeth do have discoloration and are oddly shaped. Also, they are wearing much worse than his other teeth.<br><br>
But all in all, he's just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Congrats to you on your adoption. It's supremely odd to look in your newborn's mouth and see little baby teeth.
 

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My mom said I had at least two teeth fully errupted by 6 weeks. My teeth are fine.
 

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Amanda, our dentist said that it is actually bad that some people remove them. He was pleased they had not been. He said with the natal teeth that the root can still remain when they remove the exposed enamel and that can cause a lot of dental problems. So, it's good that you didn't remove them!<br><br>
He did warn us that when those teeth fully erupt that the enamel on them may be discolored or not as strong as the other teeth. But, he said not to worry and that it's not an indication for her permanent teeth at all.<br><br>
Hope that helps!<br><br>
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I beleive the term "milk teeth' refers to first set of teeth>> those that are there before about 6-7 age --- 'normal' time span for nursing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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I have a friend whose dd was born with 2 teeth. They did remove hers because they were loose already. There was another baby on that board who was born with 2 teeth, I think hers were pulled but not because they were loose. These kids are 4 now and have no dental problems.
 

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my eldest ds was born with a couple of teeth just barely under the surface of the skin-he had one fully erupted by 1 month and an entire mouthful by 7 months (everything but the 2yr molars). I knew it was early-but they looked and worked fine-and he has beautiful teeth now at almost 18 (that is years LOL).<br><br>
BTW-lots of famous people were born with teeth-there seems to be an astounding connection between early teeth and stardom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I recall that both Dear Abby and Anne Landers (twins of course) were born with teeth, and I can't remember the other list of names-but there were several on it<br><br>
Shan
 
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