Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
“Cleft lip and cleft palate can each occur alone or together in the same person…”
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A birth defect called a cleft lip occurs when the parts of the face that form the upper lip remain split, instead of sealing together before birth. A similar split can also occur in the palate or the roof of the mouth. This article provides a good explanation on why these birth defects occur and what can be done for them.
Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, General Dentist, Denton, TX