Happy Fourth of July

The 4th of July

Every year as the Fourth of July approaches, people from all over the United States eagerly anticipate a long holiday watching magnificent fireworks and extravagant parades, while eating great food with family and friends. But these things, regardless of how fun and enjoyable they may be, are not really the real reason that we even celebrate the fourth of July in the first place. It all began with the signing of the Declaration of Independence back in 1776.

4th of July - Manhattan BeachOn July 4, 1776, America finally became an independent country, free from the rule of the British that had been in control for the last several years. However, this change did not happen overnight. It took a several months of negotiations with England and there were certainly times when it all seemed to be futile. Finally, their efforts paid off when the Continental Congress finally approved the formal declaration.

Prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, King George III of Britain was the sovereign ruler over America and he had British soldiers supervising over the land. Unfair laws were enacted that required Americans to pay taxes to the British, which gradually siphoned the land’s wealth over to the British.

Finally, the colonists from the 13 original colonies decided it was time for a change. They were not going to bow down to the laws of foreign governments anymore and instead they were going to build their own government. Thus, they created the Declaration of Independence.

This document states that the United States of America should have a government that consists of its own people, and that would work for the benefits of its own people as well. It also states that if this basic provision is violated, the citizens of the country have the right to stage a revolution.

In a nutshell, the Declaration of Independence spells freedom for the people of America, then and all the way to the present. The Fourth of July thus marks a very significant day in the lives of all Americans because if it did not happen, we would not be enjoying the freedom that we have today, and that most people actually take for granted.

Just to put things into a clearer perspective, following are some of the things that we would not be enjoying today if our forefathers were not wise enough and courageous enough to make a bold move for the country’s independence many years ago:

Forth of July–        The freedom of speech.

–        The freedom to have our own beliefs and principles.

–        The freedom to choose our own lifestyle.

The committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence was led by Thomas Jefferson and included Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Philip Livingston. Shortly after the signing of this historic document, the Congressional Committee commissioned Betty Ross to sew the American Flag. The first version of the flag, consisting of 13 red and white alternating stripes and 13 white stars in a blue background, became official as the national flag on June 14, 1777.

The very first celebration of American independence was held on the 8th of July 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was read to the public by Colonel John Nixon. Every year thereafter, the celebration is held every Fourth of July.

Patricia J. Panucci DmD, MS – Specialist in Orthodontics For Children and Adults in Southern California

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006 • Fax: (310) 379-7051
 
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The Best of Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Patch - Call for Nominations

The Best of Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Patch is calling for nominees for your favorite Manhattan Beach business. Cast your nomination for your favorite local business (hint, hint – Beach Braces) before 9th July! Just click the image above to vote! Thank you: )

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
 Phone: (310) 379-0006 • Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Post Your New Smile on Facebook

Post Your New Smile on Facebook

Have you ever noticed how people have their own trademark smiles? If you haven’t noticed it before, just take a look at the profile pictures that you have on your Facebook. If you are like most people, you will see that most of your pictures, no matter what the pose or occasion, will have that same smile that you use.

New Smiles on FacebookFor some people, this trademark smile is a big wide grin that shows off their perfect teeth. But for others who have something that they prefer to hide, like crooked or stained teeth or some other dental imperfection, their pictures will usually show restrained smiles or closed-mouth smiles.

If you are one of these people who are too embarrassed about their dental imperfections to show off their full smile, you might find some consolation in the fact that you are not alone. As a matter of fact, it is only a rare breed of people who have naturally perfect teeth and gorgeous smiles. Most people, especially those celebrities that you see perennially flashing their pearly whites on the red carpet and on TV, actually have to work a lot on their teeth in order to achieve that camera-perfect smile.

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Justin Bieber Wears Braces!

Here's a short video with Justin Bieber showing his Invisalign

Thanks to several technological advancements that have been made in the field of orthodontics in the last couple of decades, it is now possible for everyone to have a perfect smile regardless of how awful they think their teeth may look in the beginning. These days, teeth that are chipped, crooked, discolored or whatnot can easily be fixed.

Smile with Confidence

Depending on the level of damage or imperfections in your teeth, the corrections or treatments may cost anywhere from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars. The best way to find out which procedure would give you that perfect smile is to consult with your dentist. They can refer you to an orthodontist who specializes in whatever it is that you need. For mild treatments, you would only need to undergo a few months treatment, after which you can already have the smile that you had always wanted. So it’s possible in just a couple of hours to post your new smile on Facebook and just wait for the positive comments to start pouring in.

New Smiles on FacebookOf course, there are also some more intensive treatments that require several sessions in order to complete. There are also long-term treatments like wearing braces that can take up to a couple of years before you can see the results. In any case, there are no dental imperfections these days that cannot be corrected or improved.

Healthy Teeth and Healthy Smiles

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money just to have a beautiful smile, you can also do a lot of other ordinary things like brushing your teeth three times a day, flossing regularly, or using a whitening strip. If you are a smoker, you can also consider quitting because smoking causes your teeth to become yellow and weakens your gums at the same time.

No matter how you choose to do it, people will be sure to notice your whiter teeth and brighter, more beautiful smile.

Contact Beach Braces for your complimentary consultation today!

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006 • Fax: (310) 379-7051
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Your Preferred Invisalign Provider in Manhattan Beach

PRESS RELEASE

Manhattan Beach Orthodontist, Dr. Patricia J Panucci Now a Preferred Invisalign Provider

Invisalign Preferred ProviderManhattan Beach CA –May 21, 2012- Dr. Patricia J. Panucci is proud to announce that her Manhattan Beach Orthodontic Office, Beach Braces, is now one of Southern California’s preferred providers for Invisalign treatment. As a highly qualified orthodontic specialist, Dr. Panucci and her team at Beach Braces make their number one goal to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-based, high-technology practice. They do this by using proven state-of-the-art technology to enhance the orthodontic experience which includes the Invisalign clear aligner teeth straightening method. This unique method is an affordable and wearer friendly alternative to traditional bracket braces.

“Our mission is to serve our patients with quality orthodontic care in a fun and friendly environment where patients feel at home. We always employ the latest technologies to educate our patients and specialize our treatment for each patient’s needs, creating confident smiles. The Beach Braces Team is dedicated to providing an impeccable patient experience that begins with the very first phone call and lasts a lifetime, because everyone should love to smile, “says Dr. Panucci.

Beach Braces offer a unique orthodontic experience in Manhattan Beach, CA that is fun, affordable, interactive and effective. Combining the right mix of personal care, high technology and continuing education, we maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. Because of this commitment to new and existing patients, Beach Braces has launched a new user-friendly website, www.BeachBraces.org

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Dr. Patricia J Panucci is an orthodontic specialist offering Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, Lingual Braces and more in Manhattan Beach, CA and in the South Bay area of Southern California including Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, as well as surrounding areas including Hawthorne and El Segundo. For more information on Dr. Panucci and Beach Braces, please visit, www.BeachBraces.org.

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Save Face – It’s National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month, and Dr. Panucci and the Beach Braces Team wants to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.

National Facial ProtectionA child’s mouth and face can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while playing sports.  In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control, more than half of the 7 million sports- and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by youth as young as 5 years old… Ouch!

Last year, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events – yet, in a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists, 67% of parents admit that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports. This raises a question: If mouth guards offer a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to help dramatically decrease the risk of oral and injuries, why aren’t more kids wearing this kind of facial protection?

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Parents are encouraged to talk with us about the right mouth guards for their young athletes, and to urge coaches to require that young athletes wear their mouth guards at every practice and every game.
Damage to braces can lengthen treatment times, it also can affect results, so contact Beach Braces for advice if damage occurs.

Dr. Panucci’s Top Tips for Facial Protection

Dr. Panucci say “to prevent facial injuries remember these four important tips”.

  1. Always Wear mouth guards for contact sports to help prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth.
  2. Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact.
  3. Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable.
  4. Be alert even as a spectator. Alert spectators can avoid foul baseballs and flying hockey pucks. Watch your step when climbing bleachers.

Dr. Panucci help kids and adults obtain healthy, beautiful smiles and the last thing she wants to see is a patient get injured because they weren’t wearing adequate facial protection. So get your mouth guard and go hit a home run!

National Facial Protection

Dr. Patricia J Panucci is an orthodontic specialist offering Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, Lingual Braces and more in Manhattan Beach, CA and in the South Bay area of Southern California including Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne and El Segundo.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Hello Manhattan Beach!

Welcome to the new look website and of Beach Braces

Jude R gives Beach Braces a big thumbs up!This is our first post and will be the start of our new Beach Braces blog. Here you’ll find all the latest news and views from Dr. Panucci and the Beach Braces team including our latest patient photographs, videos, competitions and newsletters.

Our old blog will now be archived but you can still view historic posts by clicking here.

Take a look round our new Beach Braces site, we have lots of surprises in store for you including:

  • A New Beach Braces Rewards Hub – this replaces our old Sand Dollars Rewards
  • A New Games Page – let us know which ones you like to play
  • Our Video Gallery – all our Youtube videos in one place to you can easily watch and learn all about your orthodontic experience at Beach Braces
  • Our Before & After Photo Gallery – real Beach Braces patients before and after their orthodontic treatment
  • Our Fun Photos – fun stuff from our office

And so much more. Please let us know what you like the most.

Beach Braces Go Social!

Our new Beach Braces website is now also ‘social friendly’ so you can now share the things you love easily with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. We also recommend ‘checking in’ with Facebook Places or Foursquare directly from your cell phone every time you visit our office. Who knows, you could soon be the Mayor of Beach Braces!

We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you at your next appointment… because everyone should love to smile!

Patricia J. Panucci DmD, MS • Specialist in Orthodontics For Children and Adults in California

1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 379-0006 • Fax: (310) 379-7051

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