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Caring for Children Teeth

When should I take my child to the dentist?

It is recommended that children should go to the dentist with their parents as soon as possible. You should then take them regularly, as often as your dental team recommend. This will let them get used to the noises, smells and surroundings and prepare them for future visits. The earlier these visits start, the more relaxed the children will be.

When will my child’s teeth appear?

First (or ‘baby’ or ‘milk’) teeth usually start to appear when your child is around 6 months old. All 20 baby teeth should appear by the age of 2. For more information, see our leaflet ‘Tell me about Dental care for mother and baby‘.

The first permanent ‘adult’ molars (back teeth) will appear at about 6 years, before the first baby teeth start to fall out at about 6 to 7. The permanent ‘adult’ teeth will then replace the ‘baby’ teeth. It is usually the lower front teeth that are lost first, followed by the upper front teeth shortly after. All permanent teeth should be in place by the age of 13, except the ‘wisdom’ teeth. These may appear any time between 18 and 25 years of age.

All children are different and develop at different rates.

How should I clean my child’s teeth?

Cleaning your child’s teeth should be part of their daily hygiene routine.

  • You may find it easier to stand or sit behind your child, cradling their chin in your hand so you can reach their top and bottom teeth more easily.
  • When the first teeth start to appear, try using a toothbrush designed for children, with a small smear of fluoride toothpaste.
  • It is important to supervise your child’s brushing until they are at least seven.
  • Once all the teeth have appeared, use a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles in small, circular movements and try to concentrate on one section at a time.
  • Don’t forget to brush gently behind the teeth and onto the gums.
  • If possible, make brushing a routine – just before your child goes to bed and at least one other time during the day.
  • Remember to encourage your child, as praise will often get results!

Should I use fluoride toothpaste?

Your teeth can get fluoride in a number of different ways, including from toothpaste, specific fluoride applications and perhaps the drinking water in your area. These can all help to prevent tooth decay. If you are unsure about how much fluoride you need in your toothpaste ask your dental team. You can check the level of fluoride on the packaging of the toothpaste. Children should be supervised when brushing up to the age of 7. You should make sure that they do not rinse but spit out the toothpaste, and that they don’t swallow any if possible. This way the fluoride stays in the mouth for longer and will be more effective.

What sort of brush should children use?

There are many different types of children’s toothbrushes, including brightly coloured brushes, some that change colour, some with favourite characters on the handle, and some with a timer. These all encourage children to brush their teeth. The most important thing is to use a small-headed toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles, suitable for the age of your child.

Using a power toothbrush can help to make brushing fun and make sure your child brushes for the correct amount of time.


What could cause my child to have toothache?

Toothache is painful and upsetting, especially in children, and the main cause is tooth decay. This is due to too much sugar, too often, in the diet.

Teething is another problem. It starts at around 6 months, and it can continue when the adult teeth start to appear. If your child needs pain relief, make sure you choose a sugar-free medicine. If the pain continues then contact your dental team for an appointment. Remember to check with your doctor or pharmacist that you are being prescribed sugar-free medicines at all times.

How can I prevent tooth decay in my child?

The main cause of tooth decay is not the amount of sugar or acid in the diet, but how often it is eaten or drunk. The more often your child has sugary or acidic foods or drinks, the more likely they are to have decay. So it is important to have sugary and acidic foods just at mealtimes. If you want to give your child a snack, try to stick to cheese, vegetables and fruit. Try to limit how much dried fruit you give as it is high in sugar and can stick to the teeth.

Don’t give them drinks containing sugars, including fruit juices, between meals. Give them water or milk instead. For babies, don’t add sugar to their drinks, or to foods when you introduce them to solids.

It is also worth remembering that some processed baby foods contain quite a lot of sugar. Try checking the list of ingredients: the higher up the list sugar is, the more there is in the product. Generally anything ending in ‘ose’ is a sugar, for example: fructose, glucose, lactose or sucrose. Thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste last thing at night, and at least one other time during the day, will help to prevent tooth decay.

What if my child is very nervous about going to the dentist?

Children can sense fear in their parents, so it is important not to let your child feel that a visit to the dental team is something to be worried about. Try to be supportive if your child needs to have any dental treatment. If you have any fears of your own about going to the dentist, don’t let your child hear you talk about them.

Regular visits to the dental team are essential in helping your child get used to the surroundings and what happens there. A child can be much more anxious if it is their first visit to a dental practice. Pain and distress can happen at any time and it is important to prepare your child with regular visits.


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Germectomy Procedure

Germectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the wisdom tooth bud at an early stage of tooth and roots development.

A emergency appointment Aire Dental Clinic will comprises of just a couple x- ray images alongside a restricted evaluation concentrating just on the problem area and solve the issue for a particular tooth.

Germectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the wisdom tooth bud at an early…

Germectomy on wisdom teeth | News

Germectomy is a surgical procedure in dentistry that removes the tooth bud before the full formation of the roots. It is commonly performed for wisdom teeth because it reduces the future complications.

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Could a probiotic pill prevent dental cavities?

Dealing with cavities could one day be as simple as taking a supplement to keep unwanted bacteria in check, according to findings published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

n 2011-2012, dental cavities, or caries, affected 91% of adults aged 20-64 years in the US, exacerbated by consumption of sugary foods and drink, lack of oral hygiene and not paying regular visits to the dentist.

For the mouth to stay healthy, pH levels must be neutral. Too much acid can cause dental cavities or other disorders.

Acid in the mouth causes bacteria on the teeth to create more acid, and acid dissolves the teeth.

Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) College of Dentistry, led by Robert Burne, PhD, and Marcelle Nascimento, PhD, wanted to know what causes high pH.

Their search revealed a new strain of bacteria that could keep bad bacteria under control, and pave the way to using probiotics to prevent cavities.

Keeping a balanced pH in the mouth
Previous research by the same authors has found that two main compounds are broken down into ammonia, and this helps to neutralize acid in the mouth.

The two compounds are urea, which everyone secretes in the mouth, and arginine, an amino acid. The researchers already knew that people who had few or no cavities were better at breaking down arginine than those with cavities.

Fast facts about cavities
In 2011-2012, 17.5% of 5-19-year-olds had dental caries
Among those aged 20-44 years, the figure was 27.4%
83% of those aged 2-17 years visited the dentist in the previous year.
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They knew that bacteria were responsible for breaking down these compounds, but did not know which bacteria do this best, or how this activity prevents cavities.

Part of the answer is a previously unidentified strain of Streptococcus, currently called A12.

Samples of dental plaque, the bacteria that grow on the surface of teeth and can contribute to the formation of cavities, were collected for the study.

Over 2,000 bacteria were then screened to find the right one. The team characterized 54 bacteria that metabolized arginine. Of these, A12 had all the properties needed to prevent cavities probiotically.

The researchers then sequenced the entire genome of A12.

They hope to use the findings to develop a screening tool for people with a higher risk of developing cavities, alongside other factors, such as diet and oral hygiene habits.

Nascimento says that if they can confirm that people with a higher level of A12 develop fewer cavities, A12 could be used to measure for cavity risk.

‘Good’ bacteria to fight the bad
Burne explains that, just as we might use a probiotic approach to the gut to promote health, a similar strategy could be effective for the mouth.

He adds:

“You would implant this probiotic in a healthy child or adult who might be at risk for developing cavities. However many times you have to do that, once in a lifetime or once a week, the idea is that you could prevent a decline in oral health by populating the patient with natural beneficial organisms.”

The fact that A12 helps to neutralize acid by metabolizing arginine was not the only discovery. The authors also found that A12 often kills Streptococcus mutans, an especially harmful kind ofl bacteria.

Even when A12 did not kill S. mutans, it hindered it from causing disease by disrupting the processes.

Burne points out that growing A12 and S. mutans together reduced the ability of the bacterium to develop properly or to make biofilms, also known as dental plaque.

S. mutans metabolizes sugar into lactic acid, and this contributes to the acidic conditions that form cavities.

Meanwhile, the researchers hope to carry out a larger study to find more instances of A12, and to test how prevalent bacteria with similar properties are in the human mouth.

While the development of an effective oral probiotic is still a long way off, A12 looks a promising candidate.

Medical News Today reported last month that people who sleep with their mouth open may have a higher risk of tooth decay.

Written by Yvette Brazier

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Dental hygiene career alternatives: Breaking into public health

Dear Flossy is an advice column dedicated to professionals looking to expand their dental hygiene careers beyond traditional clinical practice. Get the column delivered to your inbox by subscribing to RDH eVillage Focus. Please send your questions for publication to flossy@pennwell.com. (Questions may be edited.)

Dear Flossy,

First I would like to thank you for starting this column. I have been desperately looking for some good advice and a mentor to guide me for two years. I have been working as a dental hygienist for seven years in Toronto. I have a bachelor’s degree in Science and Dental Hygiene. Before that I was a dental assistant for 4 years.

For the past two years I have been forced to reduce my work hours to four to five hours per day due to pain in my neck (Trapezius Myalgia) and carpal tunnel syndrome. I have been managing the pain with reduced work hours, exercise, and occasional pain medications. This has reduced my income and increased my frustration. I have only worked in clinical dentistry all my life and know nothing else. After sulking for two years and blaming my profession for my situation, I have finally managed to pull myself out of my misery and decided to do something about it.

I have been thinking of career alternatives but can’t decide which option is good for me and where to start. I am interested in working in public health or as a dental hygiene educator. I would be grateful if you can provide some insight into both fields. I want to know what kind of employment I can get in public health, if there are sufficient employment opportunities in public health in and around Toronto. Which master’s degree should I pursue to obtain that employment? If I decide to pursue a career in education, what kind of master’s degree is helpful for me? Would a master’s in education more beneficial for this career than a master’s in science since I don’t have any teaching experience? Can you please tell me the list of some good degrees which can be done online?

I look forward to some good advice which can help me to stay connected to the profession I once loved. Thank you.

—Desperate Canadian dental hygienist

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I can certainly understand and appreciate your frustration pertaining to the challenges you’re facing in delivering clinical dental hygiene services.

Pertaining to your questions, I can only speak to the public health dentistry queries you posed. Currently, I work in the population and community health care sector. More specifically, I’m involved in public health dentistry as a dental hygienist. With your background, you should investigate dental hygiene opportunities in Toronto by contacting some of the local public health dental clinics. I cannot speak for the Toronto region pertaining to the job market, as I currently work in Southwestern Ontario in a public health unit.

The work of the dental hygienist in public health will often include (1) oral health screening and surveillance in elementary schools, (2) rendering preventive dental hygiene services, (3) oral health promotion and education, and (4) oral health advocacy. Working in public health dentistry, you will find no two days are the same. The variety and breadth of work in population health is substantial. If you’re looking to make a difference across a community versus strictly rendering dental hygiene individual care, public health dentistry might be an avenue to further explore. Typically, educational requirements to gain employment in public health vary, with most having a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. If you are looking into master’s programs, you may want to explore Master’s in Public Health or Master’s in Public Administration.

I would encourage you to look further online to help inform your decision. The Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry (www.oaphd.on.ca) is a great source for all things related to public health dentistry in Ontario. Moreover, check out the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry (www.caphd.ca) for further dental resources or the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (www.alphaweb.org) for a more broad perspective of population health.

I hope this helps. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

—David Smith, manager clinical services, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Keep reading this column for future updates, and consider attending the RDH Under One Roof career mentorship special session. We would be delighted to see you there.

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Gum disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

In a new study, researchers propose for the first time that Porphyromonas gingivalis – the bacterium behind gum disease – could be a risk factor for esophageal cancer.

The researchers, from the University of Louisville (UofL), KY, and Henan University of Science and Technology in Luoyang, China, report their findings in the journal Infectious Agents and Cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, around 15,000 people in the US are diagnosed with esophageal cancer – a cancer that starts in the esophagus or gullet, the muscular tube that moves food from the throat into the stomach.

The lining of the esophagus is made of two kinds of cell, which is why there are two main types of esophageal cancer: esophageal adenocarcinoma and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). ESCC is more common in developing countries.

Known risk factors for esophageal cancer include chemical exposure, diet, heredity and age – all factors already common to many other cancers.

The cancer is hard to diagnose in the early stages. For many patients, the cancer develops rapidly after diagnosis and the prognosis is not good.

For their study, the team tested tissue from 100 patients with ESCC and 30 patients who did not have the disease (the controls).

They tested samples taken from three types of esophageal tissue: cancerous tissue, non-cancerous tissue adjacent to cancerous tissue and normal tissue from the controls.

Bacterium present in 61% of cancerous tissue samples
The team found P. gingivalis was present in 61% of cancerous tissue samples and only 12% of adjacent tissue samples. They found none in the normal tissue samples.

Fast facts about esophageal cancer
The risk for developing esophageal cancer increases with age
Less than 15% of cases are in people younger than 55
The disease is three to four times more common in men than women.
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Co-senior author Huizhi Wang, assistant professor of oral immunology and infectious diseases at the UofL School of Dentistry, says:

“These findings provide the first direct evidence that infection could be a novel risk factor for ESCC, and may also serve as a prognostic biomarker for this type of cancer.”

He notes that if these findings are confirmed, then it could mean that eradication of a common oral bacterium could help reduce the significant number of people who develop ESCC.

To detect P. gingivalis in the tissue samples, the researchers measured expression of lysine-gingipain, an enzyme unique to the bacterium. They also looked for DNA traces of the bacterial cell.

They found levels of both the enzyme and the bacterial DNA were significantly higher in the cancerous tissue of ESCC patients than in surrounding tissue or tissue of normal controls.

The team found that levels of P. gingivalis measures were in line with levels of other measures, such as extent of cancer cell differentiation, metastasis (extent of spread) and overall survival rate.

Speculating on possible explanations, Prof. Wang offers two. Either ESCC cells are a “preferred niche” for the bacterium to thrive in, or infection with the bacterium somehow spurs the development of the cancer.

If the reason is that the cancer cells offer the bacterium a niche, then simple antibiotics could be a way forward for treatment. Another approach could be to use genetic technology to target the bacterium and ultimately eliminate the cancer cells.

Prof. Wang says should further studies actually prove that P. gingivalis causes ESCC, then the implication would be enormous, and:

“It would suggest that improving oral hygiene may reduce ESCC risk; screening for P. gingivalis in dental plaque may identify susceptible subjects; and using antibiotics or other antibacterial strategies may prevent ESCC progression.”

Meanwhile, Medical News Today recently learned about another study that shows patients with chronic kidney disease who also have severe gum disease have a higher risk of death than chronic kidney disease patients with healthy gums.

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD

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Gum disease associated with kidney disease deaths

New research reveals that patients with chronic kidney disease who also have severe gum disease or periodontitis have a higher risk of death than chronic kidney disease patients with healthy gums.

The study – led by the University of Birmingham in the UK and published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology – provides further evidence of a link between oral health and chronic diseases, say the authors.

Senior author Iain Chapple, a professor in periodontology, says we should be aware that oral health is not just about teeth, and:

“The mouth is the doorway to the body, rather than a separate organ, and is the access point for bacteria to enter the bloodstream via the gums.”

He and his colleagues analyzed data from 13,734 people living in the US who took part in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III).

They found 861 (6%) of the participants in the sample had chronic kidney disease, and they were typically followed for 14.3 years.

Comparable to the effect of diabetes

The researchers then assessed links between periodontitis and mortality in people with chronic kidney disease and compared them with the link between mortality and other risk factors in people with chronic kidney disease, such asdiabetes.

After adjusting for the effect of other potential influencing factors, the team found that over 10 years, the rate of death due to any cause among survey participants with chronic kidney disease without periodontitis was 32%, while with periodontitis it was 41%.

Fast facts about gum disease

  • In the US, 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of gum disease
  • Prevalence increases with age: 70% of those aged 65 and over have it
  • The condition is more common in men than women.

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This is comparable to the effect of diabetes. The 10-year mortality in participants with chronic kidney disease without periodontitis rose from 32% in non-diabetics to 43% in diabetics, note the authors.

Periodontitis is a serious, chronic, non-communicable gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. It is the sixth most common human disease and affects around 11.2% of the world’s population.

The researchers note that kidney disease and other non-communicable disease are becoming more common – partly because the world’s population is getting older, lifestyles are becoming less physically active and diets more refined.

The increase in these diseases is adding to global disease burden and health care costs: evidence suggests 92% of older adults now have at least one chronic disease.

Prof. Chapple explains that many people who have gum disease do not realize they have it. Perhaps they notice a bit of blood in their spit when they brush their teeth. However, if they don’t have this checked out, they could inadvertently be raising disease risk for the rest of the body.

The team is now looking more closely at the link between gum disease and kidney disease, to see if the link is a coincidence or if gum disease causes kidney disease.

If they establish a causal connection, then they want to address the question of whether treating gum disease and increasing oral health improves prospects for kidney disease patients.

Prof. Chapple concludes:

“It may be that the diagnosis of gum disease can provide an opportunity for early detection of other problems, whereby dental professionals could adopt a targeted, risk-based approach to screening for other chronic diseases.”

Meanwhile, Medical News Today recently reported progress on the development of a saliva test for identifying cancerthat is soon to be tested in human patients.

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Gum disease may worsen cognitive decline for Alzheimer’s patients

Gum disease is an unpleasant condition, causing bad breath, bleeding and painful gums, ulcers and even tooth loss. But people with Alzheimer’s disease might fare worse, after a new study suggests gum disease may speed up cognitive decline.

First study author Dr. Mark Ide, from the Dental Institute at King’s College London in the UK, and colleagues publish their findings in the journal PLOS One.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of adults in the US have some form of gum disease, or periodontal disease. Rates increase with age, with the condition affecting more than 70% of adults aged 65 and older.

The researchers note that rates of gum disease may be even higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease, primarily because they are less likely to engage in good oral hygiene as their condition progresses.

Previous studies have also associated gum disease with increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Medical News Today reported on one such study in 2013, in which researchers identified bacteria related to gum disease – Porphyromonas gingivalis – in brain samples of people with Alzheimer’s.

For this latest study, Dr. Ide and colleagues looked at whether gum disease may impact the severity of cognitive decline among people with Alzheimer’s.

Gum disease linked to six-fold increase in rate of cognitive decline

The team enrolled 59 participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease to their study, and 52 of these participants were followed for an average of 6 months.

Fast facts about gum disease

  • Gum disease is more common in women than men
  • Persistent bad breath and red, swollen or bleeding gums are common signs of the condition
  • Poor oral hygiene, smoking anddiabetes are all risk factors for gum disease.

Learn more about gum disease

At the beginning and end of the follow-up period, the dental health of the subjects was assessed by a dental hygienist, and the researchers took blood samples from the participants and assessed them for inflammatory markers.

Subjects also underwent cognitive tests at study baseline and after 6 months.

Compared with participants who did not have gum disease at study baseline, those who did were found to have a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline during the 6-month follow-up period.

What is more, subjects who had gum disease at study baseline showed an increase in blood levels of pro-inflammatory markers over the follow-up period.

Based on their findings – and those of previous research – the team suggests that gum disease may increase the rate of cognitive decline by increasing the body’s inflammatory response.

“A number of studies have shown that having few teeth, possibly as a consequence of earlier gum disease, is associated with a greater risk of developing dementia,” says Dr. Ide, adding:

“We also believe, based on various research findings, that the presence of teeth with active gum disease results in higher body-wide levels of the sorts of inflammatory molecules which have also been associated with an elevated risk of other outcomes such as cognitive decline or cardiovascular disease.

Research has suggested that effective gum treatment can reduce the levels of these molecules closer to that seen in a healthy state.”

The researchers recognize that the small number of participants in their study is a limitation, and they recommend that the association between gum disease and cognitive decline is investigated in a larger cohort.

Further studies, they say, should also seek to determine the exact mechanisms by which gum disease drives cognitive decline.

Last month, MNT reported on a study that linked gum disease bacteria to increased risk of esophageal cancer.

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Dental Health Advice

Degenerative Drinks: Damaging To More Than Your Teeth

It is common knowledge that there are a substantial number of drinks on the market that are highly damaging to general dental health. What can be surprising to some however, the far-reaching consequences that over-indulging on these can have not only on your teeth but your entire life.

So how does a drink end up damaging your teeth? There are two key areas; tooth decay caused by sugar, and dental erosion caused by acidity.

Tooth decay is predominantly caused by the bacteria that forms in plaque, leaving a damaging layer over your teeth. The bacteria in the plaque layer are essentially being super charged by feeding on the sugar in sweet drinks, accelerating their damaging effects. The more you drink, the more energy you give these bacteria to attack the enamel on your teeth.

Dental erosion is caused by the high acidity levels found directly in some drinks and foods.  The acidic levels found in these products dangerously drops the pH level in your mouth, causing your natural erosion defences to be weakened. Erosion attacks the tooth even more aggressively than decay, essentially dissolving the protective enamel crystals and exposing the tooth to further damage.

A perfect storm of degeneration happens when the worst offending drinks contain a mixture of both sugar and a high acidity level. Consumption of such drinks can rapidly increase the risk of painful dental issues, leading to the need for extensive, as well as avoidable, dental work.

The Cancer Council of Victoria have released a list of the most sugary drinks currently on the market, showing how our common beverage choices are fuelling the current epidemic of tooth decay in Australia.

Drink Serving size Grams of sugar (per serve) Grams of sugar (per 100ml)
Coca Cola 375ml 40g 10.6g
Coca Cola 600ml 64g 10.6g
Sprite 600ml 61g 10.1g
Fanta 375ml 42g 11.2g
Solo 600ml 72.6g 12.1g
V Energy Drink 500ml 53g 10.6g
Red Bull 250ml 27g 11g
Mother 500ml 52g 10.4g
Gatorade: Fierce Grape flavour 600ml 36g 6g
Powerade: Mountain Blast flavour 600ml 34g 5.7g
Spring Valley Smart Water: Armour flavour 500ml 33g 6.6g
Vitamin Water: Essential flavour 500ml 27g 5.49g
Lipton Ice Tea: Peach flavour 500ml 26.5g 5.3g

Source: http://www.rethinksugarydrink.org.au/how-much-sugar

Damage to your teeth affects much more than the obvious visual aspects of your health. Any damage to your smile impacts on the way you present yourself to world and your overall self-confidence. Keeping your teeth healthy and protected from damage will help ensure that you never feel uncomfortable to smile.

By limiting your exposure to degenerative drinks as well as committing to a dedicated and consistent oral hygiene routine, you can significantly improve the protection of your teeth. Somerset Dental can effectively advise you on the best drinks to consume in order to avoid these issues. Luckily, we can also provide comprehensive treatments and oral hygiene plans to help combat any existing signs of tooth decay or dental erosion.

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The Benefits of Water Therapy

Advantages of Drinking Water in the Morning

Did You Know…that drinking water in the morning immediately upon waking up can have amazing therapeutic effects for a multitude of health conditions—ranging from pain to asthma to cancer?

This remarkable water therapy originates from ancient Ayurvedic medicine. In Sanskrit, the name for the practice is Usha Paana Chikitsa, which roughly translates to “early morning water treatment.”

Can Water Wash Away Disease?

It has long been known that drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach purifies the body’s internal system. An especially important result of this treatment is that it cleanses the colon, which makes the body much more able to absorb nutrients from food.drinking water in the morning

This is achieved through the production of new blood, or haematopaises. This fresh blood has an immense restorative effect in the body and can even cure existing ailments.

An Unlikely Prison Discovery—Water as Potent Medicine

Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj discovered the healing powers of water and the link between dehydration and chronic illness 17 years ago. He was then serving a jail sentence as a political prisoner in Iran.

During his imprisonment, Dr. Batmanghelidj used the only medicine available to him—which was water—to successfully treat 3,000 fellow prisoners who were suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcers.

After his release from prison, Dr. Batmanghelidj—who trained in medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London—turned his full-time attention to the study of dehydration and its negative health effects. His subsequent discoveries have restored health for hundreds of thousands of individuals who were suffering from unidentified dehydration-related diseases.

In addition to presenting at international and world conferences, Dr. Batmanghelidj has published his findings in a number of scientific journals. He has compiled his research for the general public in two books, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, and How to Deal with Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain.

He has even produced a video on back pain and audiotapes of his lectures—all of which have been peer and media reviewed and acclaimed both nationally and internationally.

Dehydration’s Many Disguises

According to Batmanghelidj, the body’s biological thirst signals can be mistaken for signs and symptoms of other illnesses. If we treat the root cause of these—dehydration—we can avoid costly and unnecessary medical interventions and enjoy long-term wellbeing.

“Humans seem to lose their thirst sensation and the critical perception of needing water,” wrote Batmanghelidj in one of his two books on chronic dehydration and water therapy. “Not recognizing their need for water,” he continued, “they gradually become increasingly and chronically dehydrated with the progress of age.”

Further confusion results when the body produces complicated secondary symptoms of dehydration. Many doctors misinterpret those secondary symptoms as unrelated diseases.

These conditions include, but are not limited to:

      o Dyspepsia
      o Rheumatoid arthritis
      o Angina
      o Migraine and headaches
      o Colitis
      o Constipation
      o Hypertension
      o Anemia
      o Obesity
      o Sinusitis
      o Pulmonary tuberculosis
      o Asthma
      o Kidney stones
      o Diabetes
      o Irregular menstruation
      o Leukemia
      o Uterine cancer
    o Breast cancer

A Japanese medical society has also found water therapy to be a 100% cure for arthritis…epilepsy…bronchitis…uberculosis…meningitis…diarrhea…throat diseases…and many other ailments.

Research proves that water therapy can cure these conditions very rapidly on its own—with no other medical treatments! According to the research, water therapy alleviates constipation within a single day, diabetes within one week, and hypertension and even cancer within a month.

How to Maximize the Benefits of Water Therapy

Drinking water in the morning is simple to put into practice, and virtually free! However, there are some important rules to remember. The basic protocol recommend by experts is as follows:

      1. Immediately upon waking in the morning, drink 1.50 liters of water, which is equivalent to 5-6 glasses of water.
      2. Do not eat or drink anything else for 1 hour prior to and after drinking the water.
      3. Do not consume any alcoholic beverages the night before.

At first, it may be difficult to drink 1.50 liters of water at one time; however, your body will gradually get accustomed to the protocol.

When starting out, you may want to make it easier by modifying the protocol slightly, as follows: Drink 4 glasses, then pause for 2 minutes, then drink the last 2 glasses.

It goes without saying that the better the quality of water you consume, the better the results you’ll experience from water therapy.

5 Benefits of Drinking Water In The Morning

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