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.
of all children aged 5–10 have experienced tooth decay in their primary teeth (‘baby teeth’)
Australians aged 15 and over have no natural teeth
adults aged 25–44 have untreated tooth decay
was spent on dental services in 2012–13— a 46% rise over the past decade
children aged 5–10 have untreated tooth decay in their primary teeth
people delayed or avoided a visit to the dentist due to cost
people aged 5 and over have visited a dentist in the past year—children aged 5–14 are the most likely to have made a visit
people aged 5 and over have some level of private health insurance cover for dental expenses
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