Considerations for Adults Can prolonged exposure to high levels of fluoride cause skeletal fluorosis. However, these levels far exceed those suffered by Canadian daily average. Skeletal fluorosis is a progressive disease, but not fatal, increase in bone density and become more brittle. In mild cases, symptoms may include pain and stiffness in the joints and in more severe cases, the range of motion is reduced and increased risk of fractures. Risk reduction Here are some steps that must be taken to keep the fluoride intake meets the recommended optimal level for the health of your teeth: Do not give Rinse mouth mouthwash or fluoride for children under six years: they may swallow. Talk to a professional dentist before using fluoride mouthwash. Do not use fluoride supplements (in the form of drops or tablets) unless you do a dental specialist recommend them. These recommendations are consistent with those made by other organizations and health associations. The role of regional governments and municipal Provincial and territorial governments to regulate the quality of drinking water in their jurisdiction. Fluoridation of drinking water is a decision that is due each municipality, in cooperation with the competent authority of local or regional. You can also take this decision after consultation with residents. Established for communities wishing to fluoride in drinking water, and the maximum concentration of fluoride in drinking water to maintain the dental health of 0.7 mg / l. The role of the Government of Canada Government of Canada established the Office of the Chief Dental Officer in October 2004 to improve the oral health of Canadians and raise awareness of the importance of the prevention of oral diseases. Fluoridation is to adjust the fluoride concentration at a level more than the benefits for dental health. This is called an optimal level and the concentration is generally much less than the maximum acceptable concentration. The Ministry of Health recommends the Canadian maximum acceptable concentration of 1.5 mg / L of fluoride in drinking water. Water contains fluoride level is equal to or less than the maximum acceptable concentration does not involve risk to human health. Health Canada is working with provinces and territories to maintain and improve the quality of drinking water. Together, the federal government and provincial governments to develop guidelines for drinking water quality in Canada. These recommendations are reviewed periodically to take into account new scientific data.