As any pediatric dentist will tell you, sugar is definitely not the best choice for your child’s teeth. Consuming too many sugary foods can lead to tooth damage and even cavities! However, we understand that it is not realistic for you or your kids to never have dessert! If you’re going to treat your family to something sweet, we recommend that you opt for ice cream or frozen yogurt! Dairy is great for building healthy teeth and bones, so balance out the sugar in your dessert with a few health benefits like calcium and probiotics (found in frozen yogurt)! Here are some of our favorite ice cream and frozen yogurt spots in Alpharetta!
Four Fat Cows is a local favorite for ice cream lovers in Alpharetta! They offer gluten free cone options and selection of dairy-free ice cream flavors in order to serve a wider variety of guests with various dietary restrictions and preferences. In addition to the classics, Four Fat Cows also serves a diverse menu of fun and unique flavors. Not in the mood for ice cream? Try one of their specialty tea or coffee drinks. There is sure to be something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Scream’n Nuts is another local favorite. They typically have 24 ice cream flavor offerings each day, including some classic, unique, and non-dairy options. In addition to ice cream, they also have house-made donuts and other specialty desserts.
Menchie’s is a national chain of self-serve frozen yogurt shops where customers create their own flavor combinations and set their own serving size. These kinds of shops are great if you just want a little something sweet, or if you want to control your child’s portion size!
Bruster’s serves a delicious variety of ice cream, yogurt, and dairy-free sorbet flavors. We love all of their special promotional rewards programs. They also give out free “baby cones” for children under 40”, which makes this a great family-friendly place. Bruster’s even gives free “doggie sundaes” to your furry family members!
Ice cream and frozen yogurt are both delicious dessert options that can be customized for almost any picky eater, with a wide variety of flavors and toppings available at every ice cream shop. Just be sure to enjoy in moderation, and promise us you’ll brush your teeth after! Too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth discoloration from Turner’s Tooth. Where’s your favorite dessert spot in Alpharetta? Tell us in the comments below!
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