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).
The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) in partnership with the Borrow Foundation, has launched a new career development fellowship (Application closing date 31st August 2022) designed to attract new academic expertise to the field of water fluoridation and its role in public health.Read more
If passed in 2022, the Health and Care Bill that is currently going through the House ofCommons gives provision to the Secretary of State to take responsibility for taking fluoridation forward.Read more