While Australians overall enjoy good oral health, some groups experience higher levels of dental disease and more difficulty accessing care. After improvements over the last few decades there are alarming signs that children’s oral health is starting to deteriorate.
Prevention better than cure
Because most dental diseases are completely preventable, we need to focus on early intervention and prevention to keep enjoying good oral health.
In this section, we have collected some facts about Oral Health in Australia. This is a starting point if you want to know more about the Oral Health of Australians and the Oral Health Care System in Australia.
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