The oral health of children with clefts--a review.

@article{Wong1998TheOH,
  title={The oral health of children with clefts--a review.},
  author={F. H. W. Wong and Nigel M. King},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          248-54
        }
}
A review of the studies of the caries prevalence and periodontal health of patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) revealed that only five investigations of caries prevalence in CLP patients included children. One reported that CLP children did not have a higher caries prevalence in the permanent dentition, whereas more recent studies have reported a higher caries prevalence in both the primary and permanent dentitions of CLP children than in those of noncleft children. However, there is wide… CONTINUE READING

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