A group that promotes oral health will host a forum next week about an upcoming vote on fluoride in drinking water in seven York County communities.

Residents of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Ogunquit, Arundel and parts of York and Biddeford will vote Nov. 8 on whether to continue adding fluoride to drinking water. The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District, which serves those areas, has been adding fluoride to the public water supply since 2004.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smiles – a group made up of York County residents – will host the forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Kennebunk Town Hall. The forum will focus on scientific information and the benefits of community water fluoridation.

A local group, The Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation, gathered enough petition signatures to put the question on the ballot in the communities served by the district. The water district has taken a position against continuing to add fluoride to drinking water.

Speakers at the forum will include Myron Allukian, a dentist and associate professor at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, and several other dentists. A representative of The Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation has also been invited to participate in the panel discussion.