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How Dummies Affect Baby’s Oral Health

Dummies (pacifiers) can have both positive and negative effects on baby’s oral health:

– Dummies provide comfort to baby and can actually reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

– Unfortunately, dummies can affect baby’s jaw development and the shape of the roof of the mouth if used too much.

– The dentist will advise you to only use them at nap and sleep time, and to wean baby off their dummy by the age of two.

“Your child’s teeth may slant forward or protrude from the mouth and the teeth may not come in properly.”

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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.

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