Preventing Plaque From Becoming Tartar

A coating of plaque on the teeth is one of life’s inevitabilities as it is necessary for the digestion process. Plaque only becomes a problem when it is allowed to accumulate and harden into tartar. 

Yellow or brown in colour and exceptionally hard, tartar has to be removed by a dentist using specialised tools that can reach all the inaccessible crevices in the teeth. 

Removing plaque is easily done by:

Brushing teeth properly

Using dental floss and mouthwash

Having teeth professionally cleaned

These three preventive measures will reduce plaque build-up to a minimum and in turn prevent the “tooth decay and gum disease” that tartar can cause. More information about plaque and tartar can be found at

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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