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Oral health in Australia

7 Apr 2018
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Are you brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes a time?

It would seem that a lot of Australians aren't. That is according to a new report that also tells us gum disease affects one in five adults, one in six have more than ten teeth missing, more than one third of children between 5 and 6 have tooth decay in their baby teeth and 50% of adults and 25% of children haven’t been to the dentist for a check up for over a year.

This matters because the more unhealthy our mouth is the more unhealthy our entire body will be and in the end that means a greater strain on the health care system. How did it get to this and what, if anything, can be done?

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2018
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