Monday, 18 August 2014

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures trends 2014 (AIHW)

Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures trends 2014 highlights the key trends in oral health, which suggest there have been improvements over the long term but there is some cause for concern in recent years.

In adults, there was a decrease in the average number of teeth affected by decay from nearly 15 in 1987–88 to around 13 in 2004–06. From 1994 to 2010, however, the proportion reporting any adverse oral health impact generally increased and ranged from 31.4% in 1994 to a peak of 39.9% in 2008.

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