Poor Oral Health and High Blood Pressure

Some types of oral bacteria may push up your blood pressure and can increase the risk of cardiovascular issues as well as diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Key takeaways:

– Brush and floss teeth regularly to maintain good oral hygiene.

– Be aware that overuse of mouthwash or some antibiotics can affect the balance of oral bacteria.

– See your dentist for regular check-ups.

Studies show clear links between oral health and general health. If you have gum disease or poor oral health, it may affect your general health too. Keep your smile and your body healthy!

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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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