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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 mo None None None 
6 mo–3 y 0.25 mg/db None None 
3–6 y 0.50 mg/d 0.25 mg/d None 
6–16 y 1.0 mg/d 0.50 mg/d None 
AgeFluoride Ion Level in Drinking Watera
<0.3 ppm0.3–0.6 ppm>0.6 ppm
Birth–6 mo None None None 
6 mo–3 y 0.25 mg/db None None 
3–6 y 0.50 mg/d 0.25 mg/d None 
6–16 y 1.0 mg/d 0.50 mg/d None 

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.

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