Monday, March 19, 2018

Fluoridation Fails Australia

Australia fails its oral health check-up: Australia has failed its first national oral health check-up, with data showing more than 90 per cent of adults have experienced decay in their permanent teeth."The evidence shows that one-third of Australia's five to six year-olds have had decay in their baby teeth."

 The figures show in 2015-16, there were 67,266 potentially preventable hospitalisations for oral health problems and almost one-third of these were children under the age of nine years.

Earlier this month, the Royal Children's Hospital National Poll found by
early primary school, one in four children needed a tooth filling and
one in ten required a tooth pulled out because of decay. About one in 20
required a hospital visit to treat a decayed tooth.