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 2020–21, around 1 in 2 (48%) Australians aged 15 years and over saw a dental professional in the last 12 months

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

In 2019–20, about 67,000 hospitalisations for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment

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

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

9 in 10 Australians can access fluoridated drinking water