A healthy diet isn’t just about maintaining a good weight. The foods we eat also affect our teeth. But unfortunately, even some of the healthy foods that are good for our bodies can damage our teeth and cause erosion. Sugar and acids are the leading causes of tooth decay, next to improper brushing and flossing. So what does Nadia Kiderman recommend? Eat less of the high plaque producing foods and brush your teeth several times a day.
Besides candy bars and Pixie Sticks, here are some foods you might not have known that can be bad for teeth. Carbohydrates, like chips, pasta, and bread, can actually be as harsh on your teeth as candy. Chewy and sticky foods are not just harmful because of sugar, but also because they stick to your teeth and make it hard for saliva to wash away the sugar. Carbonated soft drinks also contain high amounts of sugar and lots of acid. Coca Cola can peel paint off a car. Imagine what it’s doing to your teeth and your stomach! Fruit and veggie juice are really good for your body, but contain a lot of sugar (both natural and artificial) that can damage tooth enamel.
You don’t have to give up all the foods you love, but Nadia Kiderman does want you to be aware of these foods and to limit them.
When it comes to flossing, Nadia Kiderman knows how to do it. After all, she’s a professional! Here are some great tips from her that will make sure you floss properly without hurting yourself.
You should start with about 18 inches of floss to give you enough space to really take care of every tooth. Wrap the ends around your fingers and keep about 2 inches or so taut. Curve it around the edges of your teeth and up to the gum line, but do so gently. Never force the floss in between teeth or you may cut sensitive gums. Use the same back and forth motion it took to get in between the teeth, to then remove the floss.
Nylon is the most common type of floss you can buy, either waxed or unwaxed. It’s more affordable but can split and break easily. If you want floss that’ll last a little longer PTFE floss (or single filament) slides very easily between teeth and is shred resistant. It’s really up to how much you feel like spending and if you need a floss that’s a bit stronger for your teeth.
Floss well, every day, and the next time you visit Nadia Kiderman for a cleaning, your teeth will impress!
I don’t even have to see someone brush their teeth to know they’re doing it wrong; I can hear it. Too often it’s that frantic scrubbing, fast back and forth hard brushing. Most people don’t realize that the harder you brush your teeth doesn’t mean the better you brush.
You don’t need much toothpaste when brushing, only about the amount of a small pea. Then make sure to brush each tooth, moving your brush softly in small circles high around the gum line, where plaque likes to gather. You want to hit each side of the tooth — front, back and tops, which pertains especially to molars, where sugar and gunk gather in the crannies.
This should take about two minutes, and then you can start flossing, which is very important, since it’s the only way you can clean the other two sides of each tooth. These sides gather just as much plaque as the other three, so don’t neglect them. If you see blood in the sink, that means the area that’s bleeding needs special attention. Consistent flossing and brushing should make it difficult for your gums to bleed.
If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to leave them below, or call Nadia Kiderman.
Welcome to NadiaKiderman.com, the new website for Nadia Kiderman. Here, you’ll find updates on Nadia and some helpful dental tips.
Let’s get started with some tips for keeping your teeth clean and sparkly:
Duh! If you want health, clean teeth, brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste is a must. This will help prevent tooth decay, especially if you’re using an electric toothbrush.
Hint: Don’t rinse right away after brushing – it’s best to let the fluoride stay in contact with your teeth to do its work!
Professional teeth bleaching will help remove existing stains on teeth and increase general whiteness. This is a great option for most, but not recommend for anyone with damaged gums or sensitive teeth!
A lot of people think that whitening toothpaste works the same as bleach, but it doesn’t. While bleach increases the whiteness of your teeth and removes stains, whitening toothpaste only does the latter. It’s still a great option for brushers on a budget.
Hint: Choose your whitening toothpaste wisely – those with harsh chemicals can permanently damage your tooth enamel!
Stay tuned for more dental advice from Nadia Kiderman!