While these images are something that you might expect in a horror movie, they are actually quite fascinating too! They don’t call them ‘eye teeth’ for nothing, hey?!
Below are images of the a child’s skull with teeth at the ages of 2 years, 5 years and 8 years. They are not photoshopped; they are actual images from a project by Tom Lakars and John Wheeler at the University of Illinois in Chicago College of Dentistry in 1972.
While these are skulls from children who are 2 years and older, it certainly makes you want to hug your teething babies that little bit tighter, and feel a bit more sympathetic to their teething plight! Some say that teething shouldn’t hurt – but I beg to differ!
Especially for little babies, teeth are paving the way through a baby’s gum for the first time. Tooth buds form in a baby’s gum in the womb, so they are still hidden away like in this picture.
For more information on easing your baby’s teething you can read our article here.
You can also find this child’s skull with teeth from the Hunterian Museum in London