Entries by Dr Patricia Panucci

Can retainers fix a slight shift of teeth after braces?

  An orthodontic patient’s most anticipated appointment day is probably the day that their braces are finally removed, and they are able to see the unencumbered results of the time and money that they have devoted to their teeth. While the excitement of seeing their new smile is justified, it is important for them to […]

Gluten-Free Grain Free Caprese Mini Pizzas

Ingredients Crust 5 cups cauliflower florets 1 egg ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ¾ cup low-moisture part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz) ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese Toppings 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, thinly sliced (at least 18 slices) 6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 slices 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon […]

Vegan Pasta Peperonata

INGREDIENTS 12ounces rigatoni (3/4 box) 1/4cup pine nuts 1/4cup olive oil 3bell peppers (preferably red and yellow), cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2cup pitted kalamata olives, halved 1/4cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2tablespoons chopped capers 2tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper kosher salt and black pepper DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 400º F. Cook the […]

Gluten Free Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach

INGREDIENTS • 12 large dry sea scallops, (about 1 pound; see Note) • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper • 1 1/4 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto, (about 3 slices), cut into 12 long strips • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

Replacing Missing Teeth If There Are Remaining Spaces After Treatment

Missing teeth are a more common concern that most patients think. Many people who have missing teeth are concerned about how it will affect the way they present themselves to the public. However, there are also health reasons for replacing missing teeth. When you have gaps in your teeth, it can lead to problems with […]

Gluten-Free Chicken and Fruit Salad

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons fruit-flavored vinegar 4 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 8 cups mixed salad greens 2 cups sliced cooked chicken breast 2 cups chopped melon, such as cantaloupe and/or honeydew 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip) 1/4 cup […]

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.

As we get older, our teeth can shift around, and suddenly that killer smile you’ve always had is not so perfect now. If your teeth are slightly misaligned, you could improve them with a modern quick fix. That’s the beauty of wearing clear, plastic braces; you don’t need surgery, they straighten teeth fast and allow […]

You haven’t lost your smile at all, it’s right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.

When someone tells you that you have a pretty smile, it definitely makes you feel good inside. We all want that perfect Hollywood dazzler with straight white teeth, but many of us don’t think it’s a reality but something beyond our reach. An orthodontist would tell you otherwise, because everyone, especially those who have reached […]