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Inadequate Dentition (tooth loss)

Inadequate dentition (tooth loss) is defined as fewer than 21 teeth. Inadequate dentition means that a person is unlikely to have enough

Toothache

Toothache relates to pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Untreated dental decay is a major cause of toothache, but can

Gum Disease – Periodontitis

Gum (periodontal) disease affects most people during their lifetime. Periodontal disease effects the gums (gingival tissues), deeper connective tissues and the jaw

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer encompasses a range of cancers that affect any part of the oral cavity. This includes: lips, tongue, salivary glands and

Dental Caries

Dental caries/decay is one of the most common health problems in Australia and the most prevalent chronic disease globally. Plaque constantly forms

Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes

While being overweight, obese and suffering from diabetes are leading public health issues in Australia, these chronic diseases have adverse impacts on

Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption

Smoking and tobacco use and long-term alcohol consumption are major risk factors for oral disease; particularly oral cancers. Since the early 1990’s

Dental Visiting Behaviours

Regular dental check-ups are a preventative measure that contributes to better oral health outcomes for patient. Regular check-ups allow dental professionals to

Toothbrushing

Toothbrushing is a basic oral hygiene behaviour that removes and controls the build-up of dental plaque. Dental plaque is a film which

Sugar Consumption and Dental Health

Consumption of free sugars is the main contributor to dental caries in children, young people and adults. In Australia, the most common

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