Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents with lifetime tooth decay experience in their primary or permanent teeth
Baseline: 48.4 percent of children and adolescents aged 3 to 19 years had lifetime tooth decay experience in their primary or permanent teeth in 2013-16
Target: 42.9 percent
Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. It can lead to pain and infections, and some children with tooth decay have trouble eating. Dental sealants, fluoridated water and toothpaste, and dietary changes can help reduce tooth decay in children and adolescents.
Workgroup: Oral Health Workgroup