The Worst Food for Your Teeth Is NOT SUGAR

Learn about the worst food that can severely erode your teeth, and it’s not sugar! Fruit juice, diet soda, gummy bears, citric acid—find out which is the main culprit behind tooth decay and erosion.


0:00 Intro: The worst types of food for your teeth
2:59 Why is citric acid terrible for your teeth?
3:30 How does citric acid affect the calcium in your teeth?
3:55 Worst types of citric acid
4:32 How to reduce acidic impact on your teeth

Our diet plays a crucial role in maintaining our overall health, including the health of our teeth and gums. Certain foods can lead to tooth enamel erosion, causing dental problems such as cavities, decay, and sensitivity.

Here are some of the worst foods you should avoid for your teeth:
• Diet soda
• Candy
• Powdered starches
• Liquid sugar containing high-fructose corn syrup
• Soda with phosphoric acid
• Gummy bears and caramels

But out of all these, the worst food for your teeth is not sugar but citric acid!

Citric acid is a common ingredient in many processed foods and drinks, including fruit juices, diet sodas, and even some toothpaste. Despite being found naturally in fruits like lemons and limes, the citric acid used in processed products is often synthetically made.

Citric acid is a powerful calcium chelator, which means it binds with calcium and pulls it out of teeth. This can lead to erosion and demineralization of teeth, causing them to weaken and become more susceptible to cavities.

The pH of citric acid is also a contributing factor. While the ideal pH in the mouth is slightly above 7 (neutral or slightly alkaline), citric acid has a lower pH of around 3 to 6, making it even more damaging.

The worst type of citric acid for teeth is trisodium citrate, also known as sodium citrate. It’s commonly found in many processed products and is a major contributor to tooth erosion.

So what can you do to protect your teeth from the harmful effects of citric acid?
• Rinse your mouth with water after consuming anything
• Check labels carefully and opt for products without synthetic citric acid
• Use toothpaste that does not contain citric acid, or make your own at home using natural ingredients

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Stay mindful of citric acid in your diet and take steps to protect your teeth from its harmful effects. I’ll see you in the next video!

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