Proper Brushing Essential for Good Dental Health

Brushing the teeth twice daily is the recommended norm by most dental professionals but the quality of brushing is equally, if not more, important. Many people tend to hurry the procedure, fail to brush correctly or use the wrong toothbrush. 

A dentist can advise you as to which toothbrush is best and how to clean the teeth properly but the basic guidelines are:

• Use a soft-bristled toothbrush

• Use small circular motions not back and forth

• Never brush too aggressively

Proper brushing should take “between two and three minutes” and toothbrushes should be replaced every three months or when worn or frayed. More tips on proper dental care 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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