Why oral health is important
A healthy mouth lets people eat, speak and smile without pain or embarrassment.
Oral health and disability
People with disability experience more oral health problems than people without disability.
What causes disease in the mouth?
This is complicated and includes factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle factors and the social and environmental influences.
Did you know that tooth decay is Australia’s most common health problem? Did you also know that it’s mostly preventable?
Gum disease (periodontal disease)
Gum disease is the fifth most common health problem in Australia. It can be prevented.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a clear, sticky coating that forms on the teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth (and dentures).