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When you think of your diet, you most likely think of how what you choose to eat affects the numbers on the scale, how your clothes fit, and how comfortable you feel in a bathing suit. However, there is another aspect to your diet that is incredibly important for you to pay attention to. How your diet affects your oral health is vital for you to think about because you only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime.

The entire body is a complex machine that works together and is affected by all of its parts. If you have ever broken a toe, you understand how just one small part of the body can affect how well (and how comfortably) you move around until it is healed.

The mouth is one of the most neglected parts of the body simply because most people do not realize how intricately it relates to the body as a whole. The foods that you allow to enter into your mouth affect more than your weight. Tooth decay is the single most common chronic illness in children, and it affects millions of adults in America each year. This chronic illness is entirely preventable with good oral hygiene habits at home and a healthy diet.

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria that thrive off of the foods that you eat. These bacteria are drawn to the food particles that are left behind in the mouth after you eat and drink any beverage other than water. As these bacteria work to break down food particles, they begin to produce acids to assist them. These acids are what lead to cavities and gum disease, and the more acids you have inside your mouth the more damage is done. The bacteria inside the mouth are the most attracted to sugars in the foods that you eat. A diet that is heavy in sugar will be a mouth that is abundant in damaging acids. By maintaining a healthy diet, you are protecting your mouth from destruction – and you are protecting your general health because, remember, the body works as a whole. Heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, miscarriage, and preterm labor are all directly associated with poor oral health.

At Crabapple Dental, we want to help you achieve and maintain the healthiest mouth possible. We understand the relationship between your diet and your oral health. While it is fine to indulge in a decadent dessert occasionally, by making healthy choices day in and day out, you will protect your mouth, and your entire body, from harm.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 39 reviews

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

Linda S.

Dr. Roberts and her entire staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Roberts has a great "bedside manner" and clearly explains what she needs to and why, in a very calming manner. She is a perfectionist in her work, and I can honestly say I've never experienced pain during several crown procedures. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

Skyler S.

Every time I walk into Dr. Roberts' office, I feel at home. The establishment is clean and welcoming, and the staff is so friendly! I live in Atlanta, and I still make the trip up to Alpharetta just to go back to Crabapple Dental because I appreciate everything they do so much. They always have the most up to date technology and tools that makes my mouth feel more clean each time I go. Definitely recommend!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123