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.

 

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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).

News

Applications now open for BFS Career Development Fellowship

Applications now open for BFS Career Development Fellowship

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS), supported by The Borrow Foundation, is seeking to recruit a new candidate to its Career Development Fellowship. Overall, £30,000 has been allocated for the provision of two British Fluoridation Society Career Development Fellowships during the next 18 to 24 months.

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BFS welcomes Ministerial intention to proceed with Community Water Fluoridation

BFS welcomes Ministerial intention to proceed with Community Water Fluoridation

The Chair of the British Fluoridation Society (BFS) has welcomed Monday’s statement in a speech by the Minister of State for the Department of Health and Social Carethe intention to proceed with increasing the coverage of community water fluoridation schemes in North East England. 

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Fluoride in drinking water – is it good or bad?

Fluoride in drinking water – is it good or bad?

As World Water Week draws to a close, we speak to Barry Cockcroft about fluoride in drinking water and what the future looks like in the UK.

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