Dentists in Australia are doing everything they can to stress dental health. It's something they do every year as they begin Dental Health Week.
The first goal is to increase awareness about the importance of dental care. Children and adults, as a whole, need to be more knowledgeable than they are.
Members of the health board will visit schools to educate as many children as possible.
One of the goals of this year's campaign is to prevent oral diseases, such as gum disease and tooth decay. These problems are becoming more widespread throughout Australia.
Roughly half of Australian children will suffer some type of tooth decay by the time he or she is 6. That's a figure that's much higher than it should be.
Dental care is free for children in Australia. Many children, however, don't visit the dentist as much as they should. Part of this campaign includes dentists urging parents to take their children to the dentist more often. It's also essential for parents to limit the number of soft drinks and sugar-based products their children consume.