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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In 2021–22, around 1 in 2 (49%) Australians aged 15 years and over saw a dental professional in the last 12 months

In 2021–22, 5–9 year olds had the highest rate of potentially preventable hospitalisations due to dental conditions

In 2021–22, the median charge, benefit and gap for a preventative dental clean was $61, $40 and $19, respectively

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