Study Shows That Families Of Orofacial Clefting May Not Be At Risk For Dental Anomalies

  • Posted on: Jun 18 2015

Children who suffer from oral clefts also often have a lot of other dental problems and anomalies.  These other anomalies can often make it difficult for dentists to determine what caused the oral cleft or which condition affects the other. A new study shows that although children with oral clefts may be more likely to have other dental problems, an oral cleft may not be the cause.

The study also shows that the families of these children may not be as risk for oral clefts or other dental anomalies. These families do not have a genetic risk for clefts and are just as likely to have one as the general population. There are some people who disagree with these findings and more studies are underway.

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