Sleep Disorders Can Affect Dental Health

Sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can have detrimental effects not just on the mind and body but also on teeth and gums. With OSA normal sleep patterns are disturbed as breathing is intermittently paused and there may also be a tendency to clench and unclench the jaws. 

These OSA-associated patterns can lead to:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Dry mouth and tooth decay
  • Bite misalignment

OSA is a medical condition but it can often be detected early by a dentist who can recognise early warning signs such as a poor bite, significant plaque, dry mouth and other dental issues. This underlines the importance of regular dental check-ups and you can find out more 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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