*Be honest. You’re probably thinking the same thing I am: “Are you sure that’s a newborn?”
I haven’t even gotten to the teeth yet.
But anyway…The cutie was born with 2 bottom teeth in her mouth, and as you can imagine, she was the talk of the delivery room that day.
Baby Alyssa made her debut into the world just three days after Christmas and brought an extra gift along for her parents: two perfectly-formed bottom front teeth.
Her mother, Jaklina Bailey, said the doctors and nurses at the hospital in Branson, Missouri were stunned when they saw the infants’ set of chompers.
‘Right when she first arrived, everybody was just shocked,’ she told ABC7. ‘Just like, “She has two front teeth? No kidding? Really?” It was just a big talk about it in the delivery room.’
As news of the rarity spread throughout the hospital, other doctors and nurses were popping by her room to see the baby.
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‘They were kind of like “what’s going on? Can I just see? Let me see”,’ Mrs Bailey told Fox6, adding that her own doctor was just as shocked as the others.
‘She said in her 25-year career this is the second time she’s ever seen it.’
Though uncommon, one in every 2,000 to 3,000 babies do have them, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Laura Corio, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, told ABC that the teeth will often be on the bottom but occasionally a baby is born with more than just two.
‘Teeth can be present in oral cavities at birth and may be related to certain other health problems but not always,’ she explained.
Doctors often file down the teeth so the baby avoids injuring themselves or their mother as they learn to breastfeed, Corio said.
Watch the amazing ABC7 video below and read more about how doctors treat infants who are born with teeth at Daily Mail.com