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Awareness Corner: July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

[Source: NCCAPM]

Every year in the United States, about 7,000 babies (or 1 out of every 600) are born with a cleft lip and/or a cleft palate. These are two of the most common birth defects found in the US.

A cleft lip occurs when the lip does not completely form, leaving an opening in the lip. The opening can range from a small notch to a large opening from the lip up through the nose. A cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth (palate) does not completely close, leaving an opening that can extend into the nasal cavity.  Cleft lip and cleft palate may occur together or on their own.

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