A smile can mean a lot, and it can mean a lot to people who are exposed to it. OnOctober 5th, 2012, the day known as “World Smile Day,” you can remind your fellow man what it means to be kind and spread good cheer. And as your San Antonio children’s dentists, we know no better way to spread cheer than with a smile!

Smile Train, a worldwide charity organization dedicated to helping children born with a cleft, is working with Famous Famiglia Pizza and dentists everywhere (including your San Antonio children’s dentistry team at Cute Smiles 4 Kids) to raise awareness and funds to help these children get the gift of a new smile.


What is a cleft?

Cleft lips or cleft palates are congenital deformities that affect the lip or palate, and can cause feeding, speech, socialization, and health-related problems.

The problem can be rectified, costing as little as $250 in a short (45 minute) surgery. But many children in developing countries don’t have access to funds necessary to complete the life-altering procedure.

So how can I help?

Well for starters, all you have to do is share a smile.

Yes, really! Upload a favorite photo of yourself smiling to Instagram, Tumblr, orTwitter tagged #SmileTrainWDS on October 5th, 2012, and $10 will be gifted to Smile Train.

Signing up for an account on one of these websites is super-easy and completely FREE.

Do you want to do more?

Cute Smiles 4 Kids is a strong supporter of Smile Train, and the work that the organization does for kids all around the world. We love being your San Antonio children’s dentist, and you know that your child’s smile means everything to us. We want to make their teeth look, work, and feel absolutely perfect and last for a lifetime.

But we also want to help those children who are unable to afford or gain access to dental care all around the world. Smile Train is one of many great children’s health charities and we want to do everything we can to make sure that they get the support they deserve.

If you want to do more to help, it is as simple as going to and donating as little as $1.

There are other opportunities to help raise funds for the organization as well, such as matching gifts, making tributes, planned giving, stock donations, fundraising events, and so much more. We strongly urge you to join us in helping Smile Train assist those children in need.

After all, children’s smiles are one of our most precious resources.