You Need to Know: Plaque

Plaque is a combination of saliva, food debris and bacteria. If left to build-up, it can form a hard substance called tartar. Plaque and tartar can damage teeth and gums, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.

Key takeaways:

– Brush and floss twice a day to help remove plaque.

– Tartar needs to be removed professionally by a dentist.

– Bad breath can also be a sign that plaque is building up. 

Regular dental check-ups can prevent plaque build-up and damage to your teeth.

“Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque can still affect your smile.”

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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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