Bright Futures Oral Health Pocket Guide


Dietary Fluoride Supplementation Schedule for Children and Adolescents at High Risk for Developing Caries

  Fluoride Ion Level in Drinking Water a
Age < 0.3 ppm 0.3–0.6 ppm > 0.6 ppm
Newborn–6 months None None None
6 months–3 years 0.25 mg/day b None None
3–6 years 0.50 mg/day 0.25 mg/day None
6–16 years 1.0 mg/day 0.50 mg/day None

a   1.0 ppm = 1 mg/L.
b   2.2 mg sodium fluoride contains 1 mg fluoride ion.

Reproduced with permission from the American Dental Association from ADA Guide to Dental Therapeutics (2nd ed.).