Brunel Dental Practice

Stopping Infant Gum Disease in its Tracks

While visiting the dentist is always wise, there are several steps which a parent can take in order to safeguard their infant against gum disease. What are three straightforward suggestions to keep in mind?

– Be on the lookout for common symptoms such as redness, bleeding or swollen gums.

– Learn to know the differences between teething and gum issues.

– Clean the gums with a damp cloth after every feeding.

“If your baby has teeth, use a tiny toothbrush with a tiny amount of toothpaste to gently brush their tooth or teeth.”

See what other dentists have to say:


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.