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Why do children with cleft lip and palate have a higher incidence of cavities than children born without this defect? We are having my son's cleft lip and palate surgically corrected. How many surgeries are will be needed in the coming years? I've also he

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry
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In brief: DIFFICULT TO CLEAN

The cleft leaves a large opening in the mouth where bacteria can accumulate that causes cavities.
It is difficult to clean area.

In brief: DIFFICULT TO CLEAN

The cleft leaves a large opening in the mouth where bacteria can accumulate that causes cavities.
It is difficult to clean area.
Dr. Robert Trager
Dr. Robert Trager
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Dr. Robert Hardesty
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Because

Because the teeth are often misaligned and difficult to brush and floss.

In brief: Because

Because the teeth are often misaligned and difficult to brush and floss.
Dr. Robert Hardesty
Dr. Robert Hardesty
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Dr. Bradley Wilson
Dentistry

In brief: Team approach

These children should be treated only by a dedicated cleft palate team containing all the specialites and who have a support system for the parents to gain the knowledge needed for the best care for their child.
Poor diet choices because of feeding difficulites is the biggest reason for more dental disease. Nutritional help is most important and will be part of the team approach.

In brief: Team approach

These children should be treated only by a dedicated cleft palate team containing all the specialites and who have a support system for the parents to gain the knowledge needed for the best care for their child.
Poor diet choices because of feeding difficulites is the biggest reason for more dental disease. Nutritional help is most important and will be part of the team approach.
Dr. Bradley Wilson
Dr. Bradley Wilson
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