Economics BSB113.pdf - BSB113 – ASSESSMENT TWO Deema Rizk Queensland University of Technology Good oral health is fundamental for health and wellbeing

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BSB113 ASSESSMENT TWO Deema Rizk Queensland University of Technology
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Figure 1: Age groups and their numbers of decayed, missing or filled teeth Good oral health is fundamental for health and wellbeing, especially as society endures to expand, the continuing problematic situation of poor dental health is exceedingly increasing in scale and the demand for products and services are accumulating in numbers. This is due to the evidence that speculates that good oral health is imperative. The scope of this is to inspect the dental and oral health in Australia and Queensland; and to examine the economics of a strategic response on oral health promotion to increase the use of fluoride for the purposes of improving Queensland oral health Dental and Oral health is a contributing factor to virtuous oral health. Poor oral health can be linked to “diabetes, heart disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, stroke and respiratory conditions” (“Oral Health | Queensland Health,” 2019). As shown in figure 1, Oral health slowly starts to deteriorate with age, statistics show that 5-10-year old’s have on average 1.5 decayed, missing or filled teeth . People aged 6-14 have on average 0.5 decayed, missing or filled teeth. 15-34-year old’s have 4.5 decayed, missing or filled teeth. 35-54- year old’s have on average 14.4 decayed, missing or filled teeth and 75year old’s and over have 24.3 decayed, missing or filled teeth. There are many things that contribute to poor oral health, including consumption of sugar, tobacco and alcohol. Lack of good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Lack of fluoridation in some water supplies.” (“Oral Health | Queensland Health,” 2019 . The most commonly recognized oral diseases affect the teeth are tooth decay and gum *periodontal disease). Oral disease can severely damage the tissue in the mouth, prompting and enduring physical and psychological disability. Though these negative issues have a major impact on oral health there is a significant contribution into improving the oral health of Australians that has been limited as the Premier Annastacia Palaszuks rejects to legislate for fluoride in all drinking waters. Water fluoridation has many benefits, the main benefit is that it prevents the teeth from decaying, it repairs weak spots that could potentially become cavities and another important point is that is
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