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Natal teeth in premature dizygotic twin girls
  1. Prasanna T Dahake1,
  2. Anup U Shelke2,
  3. Yogesh J Kale1,
  4. Vidya Vijay Iyer3
  1. 1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MIDSR Dental College and Hospital, Latur, Maharashtra, India
  2. 2Department of Periodontics, Dr Hedgewar Smruti Rugna Seva Dental College, Hingoli, Maharashtra, India
  3. 3Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, CSI Dental College and Research Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vidya Vijay Iyer, vidyaiyer04{at}


Presence or eruption of teeth immediately at or after birth is a rarely reported phenomenon. This condition is referred to as natal teeth, neonatal teeth, congenital teeth, fetal teeth, predeciduous teeth and dentitia praecox. The most affected teeth are lower primary central incisors with the incidence of 1:2000 for natal and 1:3500 for neonatal teeth. The aetiology of this anomaly is still not clear, however, attributes have been reported in relation to congenital teeth, multiple factors and some syndromes. The management of such cases depends on clinical characteristics of natal or neonatal teeth, as well as complications that they might cause. The aim of this paper is to discuss a rare case of occurrence of two natal teeth in both premature dizygotic twin female babies with specific emphasis on the literature review related to concerns regarding prevalence, aetiology, clinical characteristics, differential diagnosis, complications and management.

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