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What Causes Children to Grind Teeth?

Bruxism, the habit of grinding the teeth, is a fairly common condition among both adults and children and can cause serious dental damage if left untreated. This is particularly true for children whose teeth are still forming. A morning headache is often the first symptom.

Bruxism can be a result of medical, dental or psychological conditions including:

– Stress

– Hyperactivity

– Misaligned bite

Teeth grinding can be cured but “treating the underlying cause is essential” for any treatment to be fully effective. A detailed article on the causes and cures for bruxism in children can be read 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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