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Why People With Braces Should Wear Mouthguards To Sports

For people who wear braces, a mouthguard is an essential piece of gear to protect your mouth from injuries.

Key takeaways:

•Mouthguards prevent injuries to the teeth by providing a barrier between the braces and cheeks which act as cushions.

•You should talk to your dentist about the right mouthguard that will provide maximum protection for your cheeks, lips, and teeth.

•If your child has braces, ensure they carry a mouthguard to school and wear it to sports.

Avoid wearing a retainer or any other removable appliance, during contact sports.

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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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