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Dental Health Week / 3-9 August 2020

Tempting as it is to think that everyone is practicing good oral health, the reality is that the oral health of many Australians is not where it should be.

•     Less than 50% of Australians adults have had a dental check-up in the last 12 months.
•     53% of Australians brush their teeth only once-a-day.
•     Nearly 40% never floss or clean between their teeth.
•     73% of young people (14-18 years) are consuming too much sugar.
•     47% of adults (18+ years) are consuming too much sugar.

More statistics on the oral health of Australian children and adults can be found in Australia’s Oral Health Tracker.

For more information, click here:  ADA_OHP_Factsheet_hidden_sugar_4MAY2020