The problem can range from a small notch in the lip to a groove that runs into the roof of the mouth
and the nose.
Symptoms include acute sore throat, inability to swallow saliva resulting in dribbling, swelling in the neck (caused by the abscess spreading to the roof of the mouth
Orofacial clefts occur when the lips or the roof of the mouth
do not fuse properly during the early weeks of pregnancy.
Generally, the mechanism is the vibration of the soft palate (the back part of the roof of the mouth
which has no bony support) during breathing.
A cleft lip is a hole in the lip that has caused the lip to not fully form, and a cleft palate is a hole in the roof of the mouth
It is caused when separate parts of the face do not join up properly during development in the womb, leaving a gap in the upper lip and roof of the mouth
The tongue traps the water against the ridged roof of the mouth
Approximately 1 centimeter in diameter, the patches can adhere to any oral mucosal surface, such as the roof of the mouth
or inside the cheek.
When Mrs Hind and her husband arrived they found Mrs Blowers had suffered burns to her bottom lip, gums and roof of the mouth
and noticed she had been sick.
OraMoist adheres to the roof of the mouth
or inside the cheek and dissolves, releasing ingredients that help increase saliva production and moisten the mouth for several hours.
About one in 600 babies is born with cleft palate, in which the two sides of the roof of the mouth
do not fuse properly.
The entire tumour was excised and the floor of the nose and the roof of the mouth
were reconstructed," Dr Raina said.
A double tap on the front teeth, say, might be the equivalent of a mouse click, while dragging the tongue across the roof of the mouth
could be interpreted by the system as scrolling.
About half of infants with diastrophic dysplasia are born with an opening in the roof of the mouth
(a cleft palate).
Courtney has shoulder-length blonde hair and brown eyes, while baby Clio has brown eyes and suffers from a cleft-palate, a condition where the roof of the mouth
is not joined properly.