TABLE 2

Fluoride Supplementation Schedule for Children

AgeFluoride Ion Level in Drinking Watera
<0.3 ppm0.3–0.6 ppm>0.6 ppm
Birth–6 moNoneNoneNone
6 mo–3 y0.25 mg/dbNoneNone
3–6 y0.50 mg/d0.25 mg/dNone
6–16 y1.0 mg/d0.50 mg/dNone
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.43

  • a 1.0 ppm = 1 mg/L.

  • b 2.2 mg of sodium fluoride contains 1 mg of fluoride ion.