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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 teeth that have a partner on the opposite jaw to be able to chew properly. Having fewer teeth is related to poor diet, lower health related quality of life and is associated with

Toothache

Toothache relates to pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Untreated dental decay is a major cause of toothache, but can also be caused by cracked teeth, broken/lost fillings receding gums or abscess. Good Oral hygiene and regular dental visits are key to preventing toothaches Did you know? Toothaches are commonly caused by caries/decay

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 bones, which support and protect the teeth. There are two main stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Perionditis Gingivitis: is early gum disease and occurs when dental plaque builds up on the teeth,

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer encompasses a range of cancers that affect any part of the oral cavity. This includes: lips, tongue, salivary glands and mouth. Oral cancers are the seventh most diagnosed type of cancer in Australia in 2013 and estimated to have stayed the same in 2017. Most oral cancers are preventable and/or the risks can

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 on teeth. When consuming foods and drinks containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that dissolve tooth enamel. Plaque keeps these acids in contact with the teeth and overtime the enamel breaks

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 oral health. Oral health conditions among adults and children such as; dental caries, periodontal disease and inadequate dentition are associated with obesity, being overweight and diabetes. Poor diet; decreased intake of fruits and

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 alcohol consumption in Australia has averaged 10L of pure alcohol per person. However, this figure is on the decline, to 9.7 L in 2015-2016. As of 2016, 12.2% of Australian’s over the age

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 provide on-going preventative advice; such as dietary advice, smoking cessation, education and review of any signs and symptoms of oral disease. Regular check-ups should begin in early childhood, within 6 months of the

Toothbrushing

Toothbrushing is a basic oral hygiene behaviour that removes and controls the build-up of dental plaque. Dental plaque is a film which contains bacteria that continually forms on tooth surfaces and is a primary risk factor for gingivitis (gum inflammation) which can lead to periodontitis (loss of bone around the teeth.) By brushing teeth twice

Sugar

Consumption of free sugars is the main contributor to dental caries in children, young people and adults. In Australia, the most common sources of free sugars include; sugar sweetened drinks, sugar, sweet spreads, cakes, biscuits, pastries and batter-based products. Dental caries or decay can cause pain, discomfort, increased sensitivity, bad breath and require treatment, from

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