Fluoride recommended daily

The adequate intake levels for fluoride were set in 1997. The amount necessary to protect against tooth decay without causing fluorosis is used as a basis for calculating these values.     

Men Women Children Children Children
    6 to 12 months 4 to 8 years 9 to 18 years
3.8 mg 3.1 mg 0.5 mg 1.1 mg 2.0 mg

Fluoride recommended dailyThe daily tolerable upper intake levels for fluoride are:

Men Women Children Children Children
    6 to 12 months 4 to 8 years 9 to 18 years
10 mg 10 mg 0.9 mg 2.2 mg 10 mg

In most developed countries, fluoride is added to drinking water at a concentration of one part per million. This supplies between 1 and 2 mg fluoride per day.

Supplements

Fluoride supplements may be useful if drinking water is not fluoridated.

 
 
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