Millions of Australians can’t afford to see a dentist.
Untreated dental disease affects people’s health and wellbeing.
The Greens’ plan to bring dental care into Medicare means the mouth is treated like any other part of the body.
Dental health care in crisis
Australia's oral health is poor. A third of people say they can’t afford to go to the dentist, or delay going to the dentist because of the cost. This results in an unnecessary burden on the health system. 7-10% of GP visits are due untreated dental problems.