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Born To Bite: Fresno Newborn Has Two Teeth

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

A Fresno mother of four couldn't believe her eyes when her daughter was born in July.   Her six pound bundle of joy apparently was born to bite because she has two bottom teeth.

Dominique Carlos gave birth to her first daughter Leanna Jaylynn on July 8th at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.  "When I had her they said that nothing was wrong with her, that she had teeth and I kind of did a double look and said okay."

Dominique had heard of newborns being born with teeth but never thought it would happen to one of her kids.  She discovered thru the Internet that one in three thousand babies are born with teeth. 

Dr. Don Christensen has been practicing dentistry in Fresno for 38 years.  "That's very rare even more rare to have two of them than one.   Sometimes you see one but rarely do you ever see two of them formed."

Dr. Christensen says baby teeth normally arrive five months after birth and as late as 12 months.  "We've actually seen several children over the years when the baby teeth come in very early and we've had to do fillings on a baby tooth on a child as early as 6 to 7 months."

Dominique Carlos worried that Leanna might bite herself.  However that hasn't happened in her first seven and a half weeks of life.  So how did her family react?  "They're shocked.   They're like oh she's a special baby and that's what made me do my research cause I didn't know how to take that.   I didn't know if I should take it as a compliment."

Dominique is past the shock and realizes Leanna Jaylnn is just like any other baby except for  two little choppers on the bottom. 

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