Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adults aged 45 years and over with moderate and severe periodontitis
Baseline: 44.5 percent of adults aged 45 years and over had moderate and severe periodontitis in 2015-16
Target: 39.3 percent
People who smoke cigarettes and people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, which can make it harder to talk and eat. Strategies to control diabetes and to help people quit smoking can help prevent gum disease.
Workgroup: Oral Health Workgroup