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 2 (48%) Australians aged 15 years and over saw a dental professional in the last 12 months

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

9 in 10 Australians can access fluoridated drinking water

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

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

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