East Grampians Health Service Dental Clinic sinks teeth into World Oral Health Day
Tooth decay is the most prevalent health issue in Australia with over 30% of Australian adults suffering untreated tooth decay. In the lead up World Oral Health Day, March 20, East Grampians Health Service is urging all residents to visit their dentist for a check-up to help combat this staggering figure.
Rachael Cooper, Community Health Manager at East Grampians Health Service says this is the perfect time for eligible Victorians to get the health of their teeth and gums checked at the clinic.
Mrs Cooper said “Don’t wait for pain, please contact us for a dental check-up today
World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every year on March 20 and this year’s theme is celebrating healthy smiles. We are excited about getting into the spirit of World Oral Health Day, we love to put smiles on the faces of our patients and when we can help make them healthy smiles, it’s all the more special.”
Worldwide, about 90% of people suffer from oral disease in their lifetime with only 60% having access to oral healthcare.
Mrs Cooper mentioned that in Australia, groups with lower socio-economic status, including but not limited to some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people living in rural areas, people with disabilities, older people, and some immigrants and refugees see higher levels of oral disease than other groups.
Victoria’s public dental services are working to improve this poor oral health status and provide quality dental treatment and education to the community, particularly for population groups in greatest need of care.
For all dental information please contact the dental clinic on 5352 9327
More information about World Oral Health Day and events taking place across Victoria is available at www.dhsv.org.au/healthysmiles