Achieving good oral health requires more than just a toothbrush, toothpaste, good diet and access to regular dental care.

Teethandtoilets works in places with no traffic lights – small, rural and remote communities in Australia, Nepal, Timor L’este and Bangladesh. The cultures differ but there are many common issues across these developed and developing countries.

Questions arise:

  • can people afford toothbrushes and toothpaste for the whole family?
  • do they want them?
  • can they wash and store them?
  • is there clean running water?
  • is there basic sanitation?
  • are other health and social matters more important?
  • how much do dental services cost?
  • what is the best oral health care approach for high risk communities?

There are no simple answers however there is relevant information and experience, constantly evolving, that can help us to improve our programs.  Teethandtoilets works with many partners and agencies to try to improve access to affordable and appropriate dental care, backed up by locally run prevention programs.

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