Fluoride in drinking water
Fluoride is naturally present in the water in Oxford County. In some parts of the County-- such as Brownsville, Ingersoll, Lakeside, Springford, Tillsonburg and some areas with private well water-- natural fluoride in the drinking water is higher than in other areas. See the Health Information Advisory for fluoride for more information about these drinking water systems.
Oxford County does not add fluoride to its municipal water system.
Fluoride and your health
There is a health benefit to fluoride. Fluoride is a proven way to prevent cavities, a common worldwide health problem that can lead to tooth pain and tooth loss, periodontal diseases or serious infections.
A constant level of fluoridebelow 1.5 mg/L canhelp prevent cavities by protecting tooth enamel against acids that cause tooth decay.
Fluoride levels under 2.4 mg/L are considered safe for drinking by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.