About Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s annual major oral health promotion campaign. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in throughout their lives.

Fast Facts

Did you know, only 51% of Australian adults reportedly brush their teeth twice daily while 47.8% continue to consume too much sugar? It’s a startling figure, and it’s one of the reasons why this year’s Dental Health Week is all about reminding people that the responsibility for their oral health primarily rests with them. We want individuals to take a look at their own oral health regimes, and question whether they’re on track and caring for their teeth properly. After all, we want them to keep their teeth for life! We’re using Australia’s Oral Health Tracker as a platform to bring attention to the status of Australia’s oral health, with statistics drawn from this unique world-first initiative forming a core part of our messaging during Dental Health Week. We’re encouraging everyone to track the state of their oral health as much as they use apps to check things like water intake and step counts in the hope that it will become a natural part of their daily health monitoring. (source: ADA)

Did you Know?

69% of Aussies only see their dentist when they have a problem, but you should be seeing them at least once a year.

Everyone’s flossing right?

Actually no – nearly 40% of Australians never floss when they should be cleaning between their teeth at least once a day.

Join the Conversation

Follow all the action of Dental Health Week at: @australiandentalassociation @healthyteethaustralia @AUS_Dental @australiandentalassociation

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