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 2019–20, around 9 in 10 Australians reported that the dental professionals they saw always showed them respect

On average, Australians spent $7.62 per week on dental fees in 2015–16

About 7 in 10 children aged 5–14 brush their teeth with toothpaste at least twice a day

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

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

The proportion of adults with untreated tooth decay increased between 2004–06 and 2017–18

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