Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Mouth Healthy

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“Cleft lip and cleft palate can each occur alone or together in the same person…”

See full article on Mouth Healthy



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