KPI 15: Proportion of the population brushing daily with fluoride toothpaste
Brushing your teeth (ideally, twice per day) with a fluoridated toothpaste is effective in preventing tooth decay. Tooth brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste mechanically removes and controls the build-up of plaque, and applies fluoride to the teeth.
The available data presented here is not fully matched to the KPI that is specific to the use of fluoride toothpaste.
In 2013, almost all children aged 5–14 years (96%) and adults aged 15 years and over (98%) reported brushing their teeth daily. These proportions remained relatively stable over time with 97% of children aged 5–14 and adults aged 15 years and over reporting brushing their teeth daily in 2017–18.
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