“Safe and effective”


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 can 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.


Over 400 million people worldwide are consuming intentionally fluoridated water.


"The people of Hull can so something truly amazing; by welcoming fluoridation of water every child in Hull can have a healthy smile for life."

- Sarah Hurley, Chief Dental Officer for England


The number of general anaesthetics administered in Hull for tooth extraction on children:

January 2019 - 39
February 2019 -
March 2019 -
April 2019 -
May 2019 -
June 2019 -

General anaesthetic figures from 1st April 2012 to 31st August 2018 for Hull and East Yorkshire:

2012/13 - 533
2013/14 - 537
2014/15 - 549
2015/16 - 594
2016/17 - 542
2017/18 - 499