National Campaign Brings Attention to Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth defects affecting a child’s appearance and also how they eat and speak. Most children with this condition undergo surgery to repair the cleft at 1-2 years of age. Cleft lips are usually repaired earlier at 3-6 months. It is usually necessary to do palate correction in stages, throughout a child’s growing years, to accommodate changing facial structures.
The Yuba City Dentistry Group provides early dental care for cleft lip and cleft palate patients as part of a cleft palate treatment team. If your child has a cleft lip or palate, our caring Yuba City dental professionals understand how important it is to treat your child with compassion. We also provide the results you seek so your child looks and feels their best. Our Yuba City family dentist recommends that the first dental visit be scheduled for one year of age or even earlier if there are dental problems, like a cleft.
July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention month. The organization cleftAdvocate brings attention to these conditions and educates the public about cleft palate and craniofacial issues, providing awareness and hope for children and their families. A primary message is that it is very important that children with cleft lip or palate receive the best dental and medical care possible as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.