Consideration is being given to introducing a water fluoridation scheme in Hull.
What is water fluoridation?
Water fluoridation involves adding fluoride to the existing naturally occurring fluoride content of the public water supply to achieve a level of one part per million. Consuming water with this amount of fluoride has been shown to benefit dental health.
How could it help me and my family?
Water fluoridation could improve the health of your family’s teeth, protecting smiles and avoiding decay, treatment and pain. Water fluoridation reduces tooth decay in children and increases the percentage who never experience tooth decay at all. Studies show that adults benefit too.
"Given the totality of evidence, accumulated over decades of research, that tells us that water fluoridation is a safe and effective public health measure NHS England is fully supportive of any current programme or evidence-based Local Authority or community based ambition to invest and implement water fluoridation as an integral element of their community programme to tackle poor oral health."
- NHS England position statement on Water Fluoridation - June 2017
Around 390 million people in 25 countries are supplied with intentionally fluoridated water.
The number of general anaesthetics administered in Hull for tooth extraction on children:
January 2017 - 67February 2017 - 32March 2017 - 60April 2017 - 62May 2017 - 35June 2017 - 42July 2017 - 32August 2017 - 42 September 2017 - 58 October 2017 - 44November 2017 - 46 December 2017 - 51 January 2018 - 51 February 2018 - 25 March 2018 - 42 April 2018 - 77 May 2018 - 41June 2018 - 38July 2018 - 40 August 2018 - 25September 2018 - 64
October 2018 - 37
October 2018 - 37