Although pacifiers have proven benefits for your child’s overall well-being, they could also pose some risks that every parent should be aware of.
- Prolonged use of pacifiers could change the shape of the roof of the mouth leading to an improper bite.
- Teeth and jaw misalignment issues can appear with the overuse of pacifiers.
- Pacifiers are often dipped in sweet substances, which can result in teeth decay.
If you’re concerned about the use of pacifiers, talk to a dentist who specialises in paediatrics.
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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.