National Oral Health

  • 2.1 National Oral Health

    Oral health and overall general health have been proven to be closely linked. As a result, the ADA believes that dentistry is an essential health service the benefit of which should be available to all people living in Australia.  

  • 2.2.1 Fluoride Use

    Water fluoridation remains the most cost-effective and impartial way to keep peoples' teeth healthy, in conjunction with brushing twice a day, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, and regular dentist visits.

  • 2.2.2 Diet & Nutrition

    Due to the destructive effects of sugars and acidic foods on teeth, the ADA supports public health campaigns that promote healthy dietary behaviour to at risk age groups particularly children.

  • 2.2.3 Oral Hygiene

    Daily oral hygiene is crucial to the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums and should be a central component of public awareness campaigns conducted by government and industry groups.