Most babies aren't born with teeth. But natal teeth–teeth that appear at birth are a thing. Natal teeth (aka fetal teeth) usually appear in the lower gum. They often have weak or nonexistent roots and can fall out easily. For that reason, doctors typically advise having them removed to avoid the baby's risk of inhaling the tooth. Natal teeth pose other risks as well. They can also irritate the baby's tongue or even the mother while nursing. Natal teeth are usually an isolated incident, but they can be a symptom of other medical conditions.
Now you know the scoop on all kinds of teeth types, including incisors, canines, premolars, molars, and even supernumerary and natal teeth. With healthy teeth, eating and speaking are possible and comfortable. Whatever kind of teeth we are talking about, it's essential to look after all of them. That means brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and having regular dental checkups. If you need to step up your oral care game, go for it. We hope understanding all the types of teeth and their roles motivates you to keep your oral health on point.