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Holiday Opening Times

Holiday Opening Times

Across the holiday period of Christmas and New Years the Beach Braces office will be closed from:

Friday 21 December 2012 until Monday 6 January 2013

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In case of an emergency appointment click here or here. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
 
Phone: 310-379-0006 Fax: 310-379-7051 Skype: Beach braces

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Life With Braces – Wax

Life With Braces – Wax

On day 2 of Nicky’s Life with Braces orthodontic experience she feels a little discomfort in her cheeks. Not seen Day 1 yet? Just click here.

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Upper and Lower Braces Treatment – Day 2

Do Braces Hurt?

life with braces - gishy gooSometime when you are new to braces they can cause a little discomfort in your mouth and cheeks. This is perfectly natural and nothing to worry about. You’ll soon get used to them but you can use a little wax to stop them causing you minor irritation. To alleviate the discomfort, Nicky used a little wax.

After squeezing out a small amount of wax from two tubes she mixes it together so the two compounds react and starts to set. She then stuck it on to the wire or bracket that was causing the slight discomfort and within a couple of minutes it sets leaving her mouth irritation free.

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Gishy Goo comes in 5 different colors and taste like bubblegum. Click her for more information about wax and Gishy Goo or contact our office.

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

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

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Life With Braces – Oral Hygiene

Life With Braces – Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene is very important to your overall health and especially for your gums, teeth and mouth while wearing braces.

In the second of her video series, Nicky S demonstrates the cool tools and applications she was supplied with by Beach Braces to ensure her oral hygiene stays a top priority while undergoing her orthodontic experience.

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Nicky S. Life with Braces – Oral Hygiene

oral hygiene - mouth washRegular brushing and flossing can help keep your teeth and braces clean. Sometimes food particles can get stuck in the wires of braces and extra care is needed to clean them without causing any damage. An interdental toothbrush is ideal for cleaning your teeth between brushing to gently eliminate any small particles of food trapped between the teeth and braces.

Oral Hygiene Working Through the Night

Nicky also uses a mouthwash every day before sleeping. This mouthwash keeps working throughout the night and keeps her oral hygiene fresh. Nicky’s favorite flavor is… bubble gum! Yummy!!

We have a collection of Patient Care Videos to help you keep your oral hygiene at it’s best. To view videos about brushing with an interdental brush, flossing and many more ways of taking care of your life with braces click here.

Dr. Panucci of Beach Braces is a Specialist in Orthodontics for Children and Adults in Southern California, covering Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach and the South Bay area. Contact Beach Braces here.

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

Life With Braces – Oral Hygiene

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Upper and Lower Braces Treatment

Upper and Lower Braces Treatment

upper and lower braces with nikky sNikky S has kindly agreed to document here orthodontic treatment experience she’s receiving from Dr. Panucci at Beach Braces. Nikky will me making a series of videos as she undergoes the different stages of here treatment. After an initial consultation, she started the procedure of full upper and lower braces with elastics to correct her bite. Her estimated treatment time is 18 months. No teeth were removed and the braces were placed using indirect bonding.

Here’s Nikky’s first in a series of videos we will post on our blog over the coming weeks and months.

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Beach Braces – Upper and Lower Braces Procedure with Nicky S #1

If you have any questions for Dr. Panucci or wish to schedule your free consultation, click here.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
 
Phone: 310-379-0006 Fax: 310-379-7051 Skype: Beach braces
 

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Halloween Jeopardy

Halloween Jeopardy Contest

Halloween Jeopardy Contest

Halloween Jeopardy

For more information about our Halloween Jeopardy Contest, visit our website homepage and login to our rewards program.
Please call Beach Braces at 310-379-0006 for more information or email us here.

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA  90266
 
Phone: 310-379-0006 Fax: 310-379-7051 Skype: Beach braces

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Fun Facts About Halloween

Halloween

For more than 2000 years, Halloween has been celebrated. It is a major festival that celebrates the beginning of winter and the end of summer. Traditionally, this might be celebrated with scary stories and plenty of singing and dancing around a big bonfire.

fun facts about halloween Fun Facts About Halloween

  • European immigrants celebrated the harvest with song and dance around a bonfire, and ghost stories, were the ones who brought Halloween celebrations to North America.
  • On November 1st All Saints Day is celebrated. This is a day for the Christendom saints who don’t have a special day in their name. On this day, Christians celebrate a mass known as the ‘All Hallow’s Mass, and the day before became known as Halloween.
  • Halloween celebrations, parties, and trick or treating is very popular in the US. The amount spent on Halloween exceeds 2.5 billion dollars yearly and that’s just in the US.
  • Orange and black are the colors associated with Halloween. Black represents darkness and death, while the orange represents the fall harvest.
  • Jack-o-Lanterns, were made with a candle placed in a hollowed out pumpkin or turnip were originally used to keep away the ghosts and spirits on Halloween.
  • The sale of candies for Halloween reaches approx. 2 billion dollars yearly, which means this is one of the most commercial US festivals.
  • Besides Christmas, there is no other festival where so much money is spent, as with Halloween.
  • Halloween is celebrated as the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
  • The world’s largest pumpkin, weighing 1446 pounds, was part of a Halloween festival in the province of Ontario in Canada.

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This Is Halloween

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What does the superstition say you will see if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween?

Your future spouse

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This Halloween, Beach Braces wants your candy. It’s OK, it’s for a good cause. Click here for more details.

Beach Braces offer orthodontic treatments for kids, teen and adults in Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach and the sorrounding areas. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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

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Dr. Panucci at the Pacific School Movie Night

Pacific School Movie Night

Pacific School Movie Night

Dr. Panucci at the Pacific School Movie Night

On the last Friday of September Beach Braces sponsored the Pacific School Movie Night in Manhattan Beach.

We were also part of the fun and games before they aired the movie on the big screen. Did you play our Wheel of Fortune or recognize Dr. Panucci (above centre)? If not, do not fear, we made a mini movie for you all to see here and you can watch it below. If you like it remember to give it a thumbs up on Youtube!

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Pacific School Movie Night Manhattan Beach Ca

Beach Braces are proud to be sponsors of the Pacific School Movie Night as this local event is an important fundraiser for the Pacific School. This year guests enjoyed playing the fun games but also loved the delicious hamburgers from the cool by the pool food trucks of Hungry Nomad and Greenz on Wheelz.

“The Pacific School Movie Night was a fun and delicious community experience” says Dr. Patricia Panucci – Beach Braces.

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Beach Braces are orthodontists for kids, teen and adults in Manhattan Beach. Call our office to schedule your complementary consultation.

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

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Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back

This October we will be supporting Operation Gratitude and inviting all our patients and families to participate in our Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Last year we had an overwhelming response and raised an incredible 265 lbs of candy for our troops.

This year, we will also be buying back Halloween candy from our patients (especially the hard, sticky, chewy and crunchy stuff that breaks off the brackets) and donating it to our troops posted overseas.

For every pound of candy that you bring in to the office between November 1st and November 9th and you will receive 10 Beach Braces Rewards Points.

***Please Remember to Separate your Candy by Chocolate and Non Chocolate***

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This Halloween Beach Braces Wants Your Candy!

What is Operation Gratitude?

Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that is ran by volunteers. It sends out 100,000 care packages every year. These packages contain entertainment items, snacks, and personalized letters of appreciation that are made out to individual US Service Members who are deployed into hostile territory, to their own children who have remained behind, and to soldiers that have been wounded and are recuperating.

The mission of Operation Gratitude is to lift the moral of the men and women who are serving, and to bring a smile to their faces, while showing them how much we appreciate what they do. Each of the packages distributed contains products that have been donated with a value of $125 but a cost of only $15 to the Operation Gratitude organization for the assembling of the packages and the shipping of them. The program has been up and running since 2003, and Operation Gratitude has shipped over 800,000 packages to the US military members.

The founder of Operation Gratitude is Carolyn Blashek. After the terrorist attacks in 2001, Blashek felt there was a need to assist with the war on terrorism. She started the organization from her home in California. Today the charity includes schools, churches, service groups, and numerous businesses around America, who donate items and write letters that are distributed to service men and women.

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Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give-Back 2011

Operation Gratitude Mission Statement

Dr. Patricia J Panucci - Beach Braces - Halloween Candy Buy BackCurrently there are tens of thousands of US men and women deployed into hostile territory and on missions in remote areas around the world. This includes Afghanistan, the Middle East, and ships throughout the international waters. The must endure physical conditions that are difficult and they can be separated from their loved ones for extended periods of time.

The goal of Operation Gratitude focuses on lifting the morale of Airmen, Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors who are deployed putting smiles on their faces when these care packages arrive.

Care Packages for the Wounded Warriors

Operation Gratitude is focused on working with many different groups and with Military hospital representatives and Wounded Warrior Transition Units, so that care packages can be given to the wounded vets so they are aware that they won’t ever be forgotten.

When a warrior is injured initially they are far more concerned about their comrades well-being who are still on the front-lines, which is also why we offer the service that ensure care packages can be sent out to the buddies of the wounded warriors.

The Battalion Buddy Program

The Battalion Buddy Program works in cooperation with battalion leaders and Family Readiness Officers from across the United States. Operation Gratitude provides Battalion Buddies, which are special stuffed toys, to the children of the US military personal when they are getting ready to deploy.

The Battalion Buddy Care Package contains snacks, special items, along with a cuddly stuffed animal. It is given at deployment time providing the children with something to hug as their Mom or Dad leaves.

Who the Operation Gratitude Serves

Each year Operation Gratitude will send out at least 100,000 care packages to the Wounded Warriors and other men and women who are deployed through the various military branches. These care packages are shared with their comrades and Operation Gratitude clearly has a positive impact on the men and women who serve America.

Support Halloween Candy Buy Back

Show your support by giving a ‘Like’ to the Halloween Candy Buy Back page and for the Operation Gratitude facebook page. With your help we would like to give even more candy to our troops in 2012. Lets see if we can reach 300lbs of candy in this years Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Can you resist the temptation of the yummy, delicious candy?

Beach Braces Suite B, 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA. 90266
Tel: 310-379-0006
 

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Patient Appreciation Party!!

Patient Appreciation Party!!

Back in August Dr. Panucci and The Beach Braces Team threw their annual Patient Appreciation Party downstairs in the parking lot of Beach Braces office.

The evenings food and entertainment was provided by the In-N-Out Truck, DJ’s spinning tunes and The Doc in the Dunk Tank. While having fun and raising money for local charities, party goers got the chance to Dunk the Doc!

Patient appreciation Party - Orthodontist Manhattan Beach CA.

It was a wonderful event and it was great to see so many beautiful smiles.

Here are some of the photographic highlights of the event.

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Patient Appreciation Party Photo Gallery

 

And in case you didn’t see The Doc getting dunked, here’s the video again!

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Dunk The Doc GoPro WEB – Manhattan Beach CA.

Click here to see more photos or click here to contact Beach Braces.

Beach Braces – Orthodontic Specialists in Manhattan Beach, serving the local communities of:

Hermosa, El Segundo, Redondo Beach and the South Bay Area.

 
1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 90266 CA. Tel: 310-379-0006

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Beach Braces Car Magnet

Get Your Beach Braces Car Magnet

Get Your BB on!

Come By to Pick up a Beach Braces (BB) Car Magnet!

Beach Braces Car Magnet

 

Put your BB Magnet on your car, your Parent’s cars or even your Grandma’s Car –

Or

If you find us around town (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo etc), show us any of your

BEACH BRACES GEAR

&

You’ll be entered into a drawing for

FREE BRACES!

(For a Family member or Friend)

If the Beach Braces Team sees your car parked with the BB Magnet- They will leave you a note to call us! When we find out who we BB’d- we will add 50 Rewards points to your card, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for Free Braces!

Drawing will be on August 1, 2013

*Must be Beach Braces Patient to Win Free Braces-

Can be used as a gift*

Patricia J. Panucci DMD, MS
Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310)379-0006 or Click here
 

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