fun facts about halloween

Fun Facts About 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.

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  • 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.


This Is Halloween


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

Your future spouse


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.

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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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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.


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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Dr. Patricia J Panucci - Beach Braces - Halloween Candy Buy Back

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***


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.


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!

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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!


Dunk The Doc GoPro WEB – Manhattan Beach CA.

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

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

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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 –


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



You’ll be entered into a drawing for


(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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Your Orthodontic Experience at Beach Braces

Your Orthodontic Experience

We Want to Hear About Your Orthodontic Experience

We are inviting you to share your orthodontic experience with Dr. Panucci and the Beach Braces Team.

Your Orthodontic Experience at Beach Braces

We are always looking at ways to improve our service and give you the best orthodontic experience in Manhattan Beach.

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Beach Braces – Specialist in Orthodontics in Manhattan Beach 90266, El Segundo 90245, Hermosa Beach 90254 and the South Bay area of Southern California. Patient Testimonials.

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Phone: (310) 379-0006 • Fax: (310) 379-7051

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Invisalign vs. Braces

The idea of wearing metal braces is not very appealing to anyone, regardless of age.  Invisalign is the new buzzword in braces and orthodontic technology.  Both teens and adults have shown a great deal of interest in Invisalign braces because they are known as invisible aligners. These Invisalign braces are available through officially designated Invisalign orthodontists like Dr. Patricia Panucci of Beach Braces.

The mere idea that you could wear clear, invisible braces will peak the interest of almost everyone. If you are wondering how teeth alignment occurs with these invisible aligners, then you will want to read this article.

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  • How effective are Invisalign braces compared to normal braces?
  • Do they take longer to achieve teeth alignment?
  • What are the side effects or other issues that are related to Invisalign braces?

How Effective Are Invisalign Braces Compared to Normal Braces?

This is the most important question one might ask and you will be surprised with the answer. The myth is that Invisalign is not nearly as effective as normal braces. However, that is not true at all. In fact, almost always Invisalign will achieve equally ideal results as traditional metal braces.

Invisalign braces align the teeth by gently nudging them into the preferred position, based on a series of predetermined intervals designed by your orthodontist using computer technology, 3D modeling, and virtual reality. With traditional braces, the adjustments are obtained mainly by pulling the teeth with the wires and brackets placed by the orthodontist.

Do They Take Longer to Achieve Teeth Alignment?

In the majority of cases, your custom-made clear aligners can achieve the same result as traditional braces in a similar amount of time (6-36 months).  For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your Invisalign aligners 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.

What Are The Side Effects or Other Issues That Are Related to Invisalign Braces?

Invisible or clear braces slide over your teeth, much like a thin shield of clear plastic that is nearly undetectable. Because of the way these braces fit there isn’t a risk of discoloration or irritation. In addition, they can be easily removed easily for proper oral hygiene.

You can easily see why Invisalign braces are taking the world by storm.  They are the clear alternative to braces!

Dr. Patricia Panucci is the Invisalign Preferred Provider in Manhattan Beach. To see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact her office today.

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

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The Beach Braces Back to School Patient Appreciation Party

You are invited to Beach Braces

Back to School Patient Appreciation Party!!!

Monday August 20th 2012

3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

In-N–Out Truck (Burgers, Soda and Chips- Patients will be given a food ticket)

 DJ spinning Tunes!


Last, but not Least….

Dunk the Doc! Dr Panucci - Beach Braces

Dr. Panucci will be in the Dunk Tank-

So come test your arm!

Each throw will be a $5 donation to a local charity

Please RSVP: 310-379-0006

It’s going to be a Blast!

Don’t miss it!

We cannot wait to see Dr. Panucci DUNKED!

Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B. Manhattan Beach, CA  90266

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Manhattan Beach Education Foundation Tops Itself with Record-setting $5 Million in Grants

Manhattan Beach Education Foundation

When the local community comes together, some truly amazing things can happen…

Manhattan Beach Education Foundation

Click here for the recent The Beach Reporter article on MBEF.

MBEF Business Sponsors


Beach Braces are proud sponsors of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation.

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Mom and Dad Can Have Perfect Teeth Too

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If you have been considering adult orthodontic braces so that you can have the straight teeth you always wanted, then read on. There are plenty of options available for adults to have braces, depending on your lifestyle, person preferences, and individual requirements. You will need to choose the style of braces that is best for you. But what are adult orthodontic braces, and how do you find the best option for you?

Conventional Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type of braces. This brace type is made from the highest grade of steel and they are affixed to the outside of your teeth. A few benefits to this type of braces are: durability, lack of discoloration, and speed of treatment.  Modern day metal braces are much smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than those of even a decade ago.

Clear Ceramic Braces

The clear ceramic braces are attached to your teeth in the same manner as metal braces. However, because they tooth colored, they are less noticeable than the metal versions.

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Lingual braces are attached behind your teeth (the lingual side of the teeth). Lingual braces are completely hidden behind the teeth. Lingual braces have an adjustment period just like any other type of braces.

Invisible Braces (Clear Aligners)

Invisible braces are popular with adults and teens. Invisalign is comprised of a set of clear orthodontic trays that are called aligners. These aligners are customized to your mouth to accomplish the alignment that needs to take place for smile improvement. They are much less visible than braces. Teeth cleaning is easier because the aligners can be removed. However, this type of brace can only be used with simple teeth corrections. They are not designed to handle more complex cases but it’s not unknown to get a six month smile with Invisalign.

Which is the Best kind?

It really comes down to persona choice. There are pros and cons to each type of braces, and choosing is very personal. Consider your priorities, budget, whether you wish to conceal your braces, and of course you should always take your orthodontists’s recommendations into consideration. One thing is for certain – you are never too old to have braces and have your teeth corrected. Talk to your orthodontist to get a better understanding of what your personal situation would entail.

Contact Beach Braces

Contact Beach Braces today for your free initial orthodontic consultation.

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