A BABY girl born with a tiny tooth has had it removed at just 12 days old.

Little Isla-Rose Heasman is one in 2,000 after being born with the tooth.

Her mum Jasmin, from Plymouth, Devon, said she "never expected" to take her daughter to the dentist at such a young age.

She said: "She had to have it taken out as it was wobbly.

"She was braver than me, she didn't really cry."

Most babies start teething at about six months with some starting as young as four months old and others after a year.

Isla-Rose was one of the smallest patients at The Seven Trees Dental Access Centre, with the dentist using numbing cream as Isla-Rose was too young for anaesthetic.
And the tot was given a sticker for her bravery after the procedure.

But the same couldn't be said for mum, who said she had to leave the room in tears.

She said: "I had to go out of the room crying because I couldn't stand seeing my princess in pain.

"It looks weird her not having a tooth now."

According to the British Dental Association, about one in 2,000 babies are born with natal teeth - which are teeth present above the gum line at birth.

They are often loose because the roots are not properly developed.

Scientific advisor at BDA, Professor Damien Walmsley, said: "The condition can lead to problems with breast feeding, ulceration of the child's tongue, and there is risk of a detached tooth entering the child's lungs.

"However these cases are extremely rare."