Brunel Dental Practice

How Is Diabetes Related to Gum Disease?

Diabetes is a medical condition that causes the body to not produce or use insulin or blood sugar properly. Diabetes often affects other parts of our body such as our mouths and this relationship often results in gum disease as explained below.

Key takeaways:

  • Diabetes encourages the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth which often results in gum disease.
  • High blood sugar can make gum infection harder to treat.
  • Diabetes can also cause dry mouth which often leads to gum disease.

Brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit your dentist regularly.


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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