As any dentist will tell you, sugar is definitely not the best choice for your teeth. Consuming too many sugary foods can lead to tooth damage and even cavities! However, we understand that it is not realistic to never have dessert! If you’re going to #treatyoself, we recommend that you opt for ice cream or frozen yogurt for dessert! While these frozen treats still contain sugars, they also contain health benefits like calcium (and probiotics if you choose frozen yogurt!). Dairy, in general, is great for building healthy teeth and bones, so balance out the sugar in your dessert with a few health benefits! Here are some of our favorite ice cream and frozen yogurt spots in Mission Viejo!
FRAPYS is a frozen yogurt lounge in Mission Viejo that offers tons of flavor options. They even have multiple non-dairy sorbet options that are just as refreshing and perfect for lactose-intolerant folks! You really can’t go wrong with this local favorite.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
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. We’re also a big fan of their topping options, which include candies as well as fresh fruit!
Creamistry is unique because they make each ice cream order fresh with liquid nitrogen! You get to choose the base (the menu includes vegan and nondairy options), flavor, and mix-ins. You can even get a custom shake. Bonus points if you use a straw to minimize the contact between your teeth and the sugar!
Yogurtland is another national chain with a location in Mission Viejo. Yogurtland is also self serve, with even more topping options like fruit, cereal, cookies, and syrups. Try their seasonal flavors, they’re unique and delicious!
Golden Spoon is known for their delicious, high-quality yogurt. Golden Spoon is not self serve, but their tasty flavors and classic toppings ensure you will love your serving. Be sure to pick up a punch card for a free yogurt after 8 visits!
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. Just be sure to enjoy them in moderation and promise you’ll brush your teeth after! There are also a lot healthy, tooth-friendly treats you can swap these summer sweets for if you’re concerned about cavities. Where’s your favorite dessert spot in Mission Viejo? Tell us in the comments below!