Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water in varying amounts, depending on where in the UK you live.
It can help to prevent tooth decay, which is why it's added to many brands of toothpaste and, in some areas, to the water supply through a process called fluoridation (see below).
Read about fluoride - a naturally occurring mineral found in toothpaste, drinking water and some foods that can help to prevent tooth decay.
Tooth decay, also known as dental decay or dental caries, is a major health concern worldwide and is still a big problem in the UK. Despite being preventable, it's one of the most common reasons for h
Most water supplies contain some fluoride and in the early 20th century, levels of tooth decay were found to be associated with fluoride levels in drinking water.This led to the introduction of water
There have been some concerns that fluoride may be linked to a variety of health conditions. Reviews of the risks (see above) have so far found no convincing evidence to support these concerns. Howeve