Welcome to the British Fluoridation Society.
We provide information about the dental benefits and safety of water fluoridation, a public health measure that involves adjusting the naturally occurring fluoride content of water to the optimum level for good oral health.
More than 400 million people benefiting worldwide.
Since we last estimated worldwide coverage in 2012 fluoridation has continued to expand particularly in Brazil.
From New York to Newcastle
Major cities where water fluoridation is making an important contribution to dental health include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Birmingham and Newcastle.
Fluoridation safe and effective says Australian review.
The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council published its important systematic review and information paper in 2017 (Water fluoridation; dental and other health effects).
Responsibility for water fluoridation is due to be returned into the control of central Government according to a leaked document setting out reforms to the National Health Service. The news is welcomed by the British Fluoridation Society and the many dentists, public health officials and social justice campaigners who support its work.Read more
A new approach to oral health in which prevention of dental disease is central to policy and decision-making is necessary according to Minister of Health Jo ChurchillRead more
Targeted Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) should be included in any programme to drive down the unacceptable level of dental decay in children.Read more