During teething a baby’s gums can become slightly inflamed and irritable. Cooling the gums is an effective way to relieve pain and discomfort. Nowadays there are numerous products available that can be chilled in a refrigerator or freezer and there are also everyday items that can be chilled to ease the discomfort of the first teeth breaking through the gums.
Some of the most effective cooling aids include:
– Teething rings and toys
– Fruit sections in a mesh bag to avoid the danger of swallowing
– A cold spoon or frozen, clean washcloth
In extreme cases the dentist “may recommend a teething gel” and a full article on easing teething pain can be read at
Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.