Fluoridation
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).

News

Cross Party Support for Wider Water Fluoridation Expressed at BFS Conference

Cross Party Support for Wider Water Fluoridation Expressed at BFS Conference

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.

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British Fluoridation Conference in Birmingham on 23rd October 2021

British Fluoridation Conference in Birmingham on 23rd October 2021

Videos from the British Fluoridation Conference in Birmingham on 23rd October 2021.

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New Health Minister addresses British Fluoridation Society Conference

New Health Minister addresses British Fluoridation Society Conference

The newly appointed Minister for Health, Maria Caulfield MP, addressed delegates at the British Fluoridation Society (BFS) conference in Birmingham.

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