A tried & tested
public health measure

59% reduction

in hospital admissions for children’s dental extractions in fluoridated areas (PHE 2018)

6 million people in the UK are served by water fluoridation schemes.

68% reduction

in children’s hospital admissions for dental extractions in the most deprived areas

52% lower

odds of 5 year olds in the most deprived but fluoridated areas, experiencing decay (PHE 2018).

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).


Oral health inequalities a major issue in reducing extractions

Oral health inequalities a major issue in reducing extractions

Targeted Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) should be included in any programme to drive down the unacceptable level of dental decay in children.

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Welcome to our revamped website.

Welcome to our revamped website.

The new version carries on from the old but some things have changed.

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IQ research discredited in the  British Dental Journal

IQ research discredited in the British Dental Journal

Recent speculation in the media that fluoridation is associated with IQ problems has been roundly dismissed in the British Dental Journal.

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