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FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train Launch Project to Improve Oral Health of Children With Clefts: The Most Common Birth Difference of the Face and Mouth

Sep 06, 2019 - PR Newswire

PR Newswire

Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth. Clefts happen when certain body parts and structures do not fuse together during fetal development and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate. Even after having cleft surgery, children can be at an increased risk for caries, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues as they grow and develop. Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into the care continuum...