Celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

In a few short days, the Amazing Smiles team will begin celebrating National Bullying Prevention Month for the whole month of October! Bullying prevention and awareness is something near and dear to our hearts, and we hope you will join us in working towards a brighter, kinder future. Here are a few ways you can get involved:…

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How Do I Know My Child Is Ready For Braces?

Happy Child in Braces

Around age 7 and above, our kids’ teeth, mouth, and jaw seem to change by the day – which makes it harder to know when they’re truly ready for braces! However, this period of dramatic growth also makes it the perfect time for them to meet their orthodontist.  Not sure if your child is ready…

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Introducing Stand Up and Smile

Amazing Smiles Stand Up and Smile Buddy Box

We are so excited to announce our newest community initiative, Stand Up and Smile! Through this program, our hope is to teach kids to ‘be a buddy, not a bully’ and to make bullying a thing of the past. Dr. Jeff and the Amazing Smiles team have always been passionate about anti-bullying education. Our Stand Up…

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Encouraging Your Child to Stand Up to Bullying

Encourage your child to stand up to bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, uniting communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. At Amazing Smiles, we take a stand against bullying and work to empower our patients to take that same stand. What Bullying Looks Like You may think you know bullying when you see it, but consider these statistics:…

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Athletics and Braces: A Guide for Parents

Student Athlete with Braces

When your child gets braces, you may be worried they won’t have time to go to practices, could suffer a mouth injury, or you may not be able to afford both braces and the costs associated with having an athlete in the family. Good news — having a child with braces doesn’t mean they can’t…

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Teen for High School Bullies

Amazing Smiles Prevents Bullying with Stand Up and Smile

Watch any high school movie and you’ll see bullying as a major plot point. Unfortunately, high school bullying is just as present in the real world. Today, it takes many forms — verbal, social, and physical — and it’s happening at school, after school, and online. Here are the facts: The School Crime Supplement (National…

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Back-to-School With Braces: A Parent’s Guide

Back-to-School With Braces: A Parent’s Guide

You’ve bought them new clothes, a backpack, binders, folders, pencils, maybe even a new phone or computer, oh, and one other thing — braces. Whether your child wanted them or not, they are heading back from summer vacation for a year of learning along with teeth straightening. Here are some tips to help them, and…

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10 Must-See Summer Activities for St. Louis Kids

child having fun in summer

It’s the best time of the year – school is out, the weather is warm, and there are plenty of opportunities for adventure! Here are 5 must-do activities before heading back to school in the fall: School is out, the weather is warm, and it’s the perfect time for some adventure! To help plan what…

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