Brunel Dental Practice

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What Is Plaque?

Plaque is the sticky substance that builds up over your teeth. If left to accumulate, it creates acid which attacks tooth enamel. It also irritates gums and can lead to gum disease, cavities and other complications. 

Key takeaways:

  • Remove plaque by brushing and flossing teeth regularly.
  • Keep hydrated with water during the day.
  • See your dentist regularly so they can monitor your teeth and gums.

Sore, swollen gums is a sign of gum disease. It can be treated if caught early. 

“…plaque can harden into a substance called tartar, which will need to be removed by your dentist.
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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