Oral Health Unit
Healthy Teeth for Life
Establishing good oral hygiene and dietary habits have been proven to be essential to achieving and maintaining, overall physical and emotional well-being throughout life.
Oral Health can affect both physical and emotional well-being as it can impact upon appearance, interpersonal relations, diet, nutrition and speech.
In addition disease of the mouth can affect the rest of the body and is a contributing factor to a number of secondary conditions.
The Queensland Government is committed to improving the oral health of Queenslanders. Tooth decay has a significant impact on health and wellbeing and results in high personal and community costs. Tooth decay is largely preventable.
The Queensland Government tries to reduce tooth decay by:
improving access to dental care
making healthy food choices the easy choice
increasing awareness about the importance of tooth brushing, fluoride toothpaste and regular dental check-ups
allocating funding to help councils introduce water fluoridation.
For more information on water fluoridation in Queensland go to Water fluoridation - want to know more?