Bottlemouth syndrome, or baby bottle tooth decay, affects young children who are overexposed to sugar through drinking from a bottle. Sugars contained in drinks turn to acid in the mouth and damage tooth enamel.
Best practices to avoid bottlemouth syndrome include:
- Avoid or limit sugary drinks
- Limit the time spent on a bottle
- Don’t let baby take a bottle to bed
- Brush teeth with a mild fluoride toothpaste twice daily
The condition mainly affects the front teeth but can spread to other teeth if not caught and treated early by a dentist who can spot decay early as part of a regular dental check-up routine and take corrective measures.
Find out more about bottlemouth syndrome at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-bottlemouth-syndrome/
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.