Is Fluoridated Water Recommended for Children Under the Age of 6?

The CDC states, “Because frequent exposure to small amounts of fluoride each day will best reduce the risk for dental caries in all age groups, the work group recommends that all persons drink water with an optimal fluoride concentration and brush their teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.”

The National Academy of Sciences (page 298-299) states, “The earlier that children are exposed to fluoridated drinking water or dietary fluoride supplements the greater the reduction in dental caries in both the primary and permanent teeth.”