A newborn baby girl shocked her parents with her first smile minutes after she was born - because she had two fully formed front teeth.
Normally, the first teeth don't come through until the infant is aged between six months and one year.
But little Summer Whelan was born with two pearly white incisors in her lower gums.
Big grin: Summer Whelan, who is a month old, was born with two front teeth
Her parents Karen and Andy, from Wallsend in Newcastle, have already booked her into the dentist for the first time - even though she is less than a month old.
The 7lb 1oz baby was born at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary on July 20.
Summer's toothy grin is a family trait as her grandmother, 76-year-old Shirley Burnit, who lives in Howdon, North Tyneside, was also born with two front teeth.
Her proud mother, Karen, 31, said: 'It was really funny, when I went into labour Andy was telling me and my mam about how his mam was born with two front teeth.
'We were just laughing at him, but as soon as Summer was born, she was crying and I was shouting: "She's got two front teeth."
Proud mother: Karen Whelan is about to take her baby girl to the dentists for the first time
'The midwife was not taking too much notice, but the next morning, about 12 hours later, we were told she would have to go to the dental hospital.
'Everything was fine, and Summer is beautiful and as good as gold.'
Now Karen and Andy, 35, who live with Karen's two other children Chirelle, 15 and Dylan, 9, have been inundated with guests.
Friends and family are flocking round to see the newest addition's unusual smile, and have even shelled out on the one thing she truly needs - a tiny toothbrush.
Karen said: 'Andy's sister, Sonja, bought her a toothbrush and she's already got her first appointment at the dental hospital.
'It takes most babies six months to a year to grow their first teeth, but Summer had two pearly whites from the start.'