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, about 67,000 hospitalisations for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment

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

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

The number of private dental practices accredited to the NSQHS standards nearly tripled between 2016 and 2018

Around three times as many children aged 10–14 years experienced toothache in 2017–18 than in 2013

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

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