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Tasmania could fluoridate small towns’ drinking water and lift the smoking age to improve children’s oral health


Crocombe, L and Godwin, D, Tasmania could fluoridate small towns' drinking water and lift the smoking age to improve children's oral health, Talking Point: Cut smoking, increase fluoride - give Tassie kids reason to smile, The mercury, Australia, pp. 18-19. (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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AS well as having a major influence on a person’s quality of life, poor oral health is associated with medical conditions including diabetes, cardiac health, aspiration pneumonia; and for pregnant mothers, low birthweight and preterm births.

Professor Loc Do and colleagues from the University of Adelaide reported that over the last 30 years, oral health as measured by tooth loss and tooth decay experience of both Australian children and adults has improved nationwide.

However, they also found that more adults had untreated tooth decay and delayed or avoided dental care due to cost than in the past.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Oral health, dental caries, children, adults
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Dentistry
Research Field:Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Crocombe, L (Associate Professor Leonard Crocombe)
UTAS Author:Godwin, D (Mrs Diana Godwin)
ID Code:137770
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2020-03-03
Last Modified:2020-03-20

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