Sir.—We read with interest the recent article about natal teeth.1 The author found an incidence of one in 3392 births. The Gallup (NM) Indian Medical Center has approximately 1500 deliveries a year. Our patients are mostly Navajo. Natal teeth are sufficiently commonplace that we tend to neglect to make a note of them. After reading Leung's article, we checked the next 118 charts we came across and found three children with natal teeth. All were female.
MOK J, SUINA RM. Natal Teeth in American Indians. Am J Dis Child. 1986;140(12):1214. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1986.02140260016008