How to Treat Gum Disease at Home

Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth is one of the signs of gum disease. A deep cleaning is often necessary to control gum disease. Your dentist can advise you how to continue to treat your gum disease at home following a deep cleaning.

Key takeaways:

  • Your dentist may recommend rinsing with saltwater to reduce inflammation and to help the gum tissue heal.
  • Drinking green tea can also help protect against oral bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  • Make sure you floss properly to remove plaque and food particles which can be trapped between teeth.

“Green tea, the non-oxidized version of black tea, has been shown to have many health benefits, from cognitive benefits such as improved mood and memory to protective benefits against cancer and heart disease.”

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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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