Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Orthodontics in Atlanta & Marietta, GA

Can you believe that April is almost already over?! And that means that Mother’s Day is right around the corner! As of right now, there are less than two weeks left until Mother’s Day and here at Atlanta Smile Studio, we want to help ensure that your mom has the best day ever. For some reason, picking out the perfect gift for Mother’s Day tends to get tricky. You want to give your mom a present that is as amazing as her and shows how thankful you are to have her in your life. But how exactly do you pick out a present like that?! Dr. Leroy Venn and the team here at Atlanta Smile Studio have come up with a few gifts that we think make a great present to show your mom how much you really care this Mother’s Day!

  1. Give your mom a chance to relax this Mother’s Day. If your mom is like some of the mom’s in our office, she’s constantly on the busy and on the move. Between work, car pools, household chores, cooking, etc. it’s hard for her to get a break! Let Mother’s Day be a day filled with peace and relaxation. A trip to the spa is never a bad idea. If that’s a little out of reach, then consider making her an at home spa gift basket. Fill it with some bath bombs, bubble bath, candles, lotions, and whatever else you think she will enjoy. It’s hard for moms to find some free time to relax, so make Mother’s Day that day.
  2. Coffee and tea are a must have for a lot of the moms that come into our office. And with their busy schedules, we understand why! We found a ton of cute mugs to make your mom smile on Etsy, or make your own with some help from Pinterest!
  3. Finally, you can never go wrong with food. Take your mom out for Mother’s Day brunch! Even better, cook her a meal yourself! Who doesn’t love waking up to breakfast in bed? Or invite family and friends over for a Mother’s Day barbeque! You don’t have to be a professional chef for either of these things so start planning now!

Now that we’ve given you some ideas, it’s time to put them into action! Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th, meaning you have a little over a week left. From the team here at Atlanta Smile Studio, we want to wish all of the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

If you’re looking for an orthodontist near Lovejoy, GA, Dr. Leroy Venn has you covered. Call the Atlanta Smile Studio office today at 770.892.3833 to make an appointment or to learn more!

Braces Friendly Easter Basket

Braces (Traditional Braces) in Atlanta & Marietta, GA

Easter is Coming Up, But My Kids Have Braces. What Should I Leave in Their Easter Baskets?

One of the easiest gifts and nicest gifts to get your kids for Easter is a basket filled with goodies from a grocery or drugstore, but most contain sweets and candies that shouldn’t be eaten while wearing braces. They can get stuck in the brackets, and make brushing and flossing a pain. However, there are many other things that you can put in your children’s baskets for this special holiday. To explain is Dr. Leroy Venn and his team at Atlanta Smile Studio in Fairburn, GA . They’re here to help you make your Easter special- even without the sweets!

Non-Edible Treats

Who said that the goodies inside your Easter basket had to be candy? Dr. Leroy Venn says that replacing sweets with a new pair of headphones, T-shirt, a gift card or a new CD or game will provide much more enjoyment than the seconds that kids get from eating a few jellybeans. The possibilities are endless! For girls: nail polish, a new book, or some art supplies will go a long way. For boys: Nerf guns, Lego sets, or video games make great gifts.

Baked Goods

Most baked goods are completely safe to eat with braces, as long as your kids do some brushing afterwards. An Atlanta Smile Studio associate says that cookies, brownies, or cupcakes are the perfect sweets for kids that want to see some snacks on Easter morning. You can write “Happy Easter!” on them in frosting, or make some Easter designs with colored sugar and sprinkles!


Although chocolate might be a sugary sweet, it’s actually fine for your kids to have some during the holiday. Dr. Leroy Venn says that since chocolate is soft, it won’t damage braces. However, you shouldn’t give your kids chocolate with nuts, and they should DEFINITELY brush well after eating them!

Marshmallow Chicks

Who doesn’t love Peeps? This sugary marshmallow Easter treat might not be the healthiest of snacks, but they are completely safe to eat with braces. Just as Dr. Leroy Venn says, brush after eating them!

Family Activities

One great recommendation from one of our friends at Atlanta Smile Studio is to include something to do together in your Easter baskets! A new board game, puzzle, or sports tickets are great ways to spend time together!

All-in-all, there are many substitutes for anything harmful to braces that you can place in your child’s Easter basket. If you’re looking for more great ideas, or need an orthodontist in Fairburn, GA that’s good with kids and gets results, then Dr. Leroy Venn is only a call away! If you call 770.892.3833, any member of his fantastic Atlanta Smile Studio team will schedule a free consultation for you, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Happy Easter!