Overview

Good oral health is an integral part of good general health and wellbeing. Oral health can affect a person’s diet and nutrition and, as a result, their overall health, and can also have a range of social impacts.

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Latest findings

In 2019, there were 58.7 dentists per 100,000 population in Australia

In 2020–21, around 1 in 8 adults delayed seeing or did not see a dental professional at least once due to COVID-19

In 2020–21, around 9 in 10 Australians reported that the dental professionals they saw always showed them respect

In 2017, the rate of FTE dental practitioners per 100,000 in Major cities was nearly triple that in Very remote areas

9 in 10 Australians can access fluoridated drinking water

In 2017–18, around 1 in 8 teenagers aged 14–17 consumed selected sugar sweetened beverages on a daily basis