Oral health is an important part of overall health. Keeping a healthy smile is more than just about teeth – it is an important part of general health. Poor oral health is linked to diabetes, heart disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, stroke and respiratory conditions.
Oral health is also an important part of social and emotional health for people of all ages.
The Queensland Government is committed to improving the oral health of Queenslanders. The main diseases that affect oral health are tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancers. These conditions are largely preventable.