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Sticky Candies: Extremely, Dangerously Sticky

Beach Braces, teeth stainingTeeth Staining Food # 7: Candy, Sweets and Chewing Gums:

Let’s face it: A life without candy, sweets and gum would be awfully dull. However, most people regret their tasty little indulgences once they find themselves in the dentist’s chair. While dentists’ first priority might be the health of your teeth, they’re still people, and they understand that no one wants to completely sacrifice sweets. Here are some tips on how you can include candy and sweets in your diet while preserving your healthy white smile.

Brush After Eating – Most people know that they are supposed to always brush after eating. However, many people interpret this to mean that they need to brush after breakfast, lunch and dinner. In reality, you need to brush after every time you eat, even if it’s just a quick bite of chocolate in the afternoon. Even a little bit of sugar can cause a cavity if allowed to sit on your teeth.

Avoid Caramels and Sticky Candies – While the occasional sticky candy, such as caramel, is alright, you generally want to avoid these sticky candy items. If you have braces, you should really go out of your way to find candies that aren’t particularly sticky or thick to enjoy. Sticky candies can get caught in orthodontia and cause damage to your braces over time.

When it comes to candy and dental health, moderation is key. A diet heavy in sweets will be damaging, but a few candy indulgences once in a while won’t do severe harm, as long as you always remember to brush after eating them.

If you’re looking for affordable braces or teeth whitening in South Bay, CA, then you need Beach Braces. Our talented staff wants to connect you with an experienced orthodontist specialist who can help you and your family to achieve the perfect smile of your dreams. Call us today for more information about how we can help you to create your most beautiful smile.

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

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Get White Teeth without Giving up Your Favorite Berries

Beach bracesTeeth Staining Food # 5: Vibrantly Colored Fruits like, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Pomegranates.

When summer comes, you just can’t wait to dive into a container of fresh berries. You might head to one of the farmers markets or go right to the source and pick the berries yourself. Fruits with a vibrant color, including blackberries, cherries, blueberries and pomegranates are refreshing and a healthier alternative to a bag of chips or a candy bar. If you eat a large amount of those fruits though, you’ll notice that the color seems to remain behind on your teeth.

Teeth Whitening:

Teeth whitening, also called teeth bleaching, is a dental procedure that removes stains caused by coffee, tea, soda, fruits and other foods. Over the counter products let you remove stains at home, and include toothpaste, gels and whitening strips. Those products often contain a small amount of peroxide, but using peroxide on your teeth can eventually break down the enamel. In-office procedures are generally safer and more effective. Many offices use light therapy, but other offices use bleaching agents that can increase the whiteness of your teeth in several sessions.

Other Dental Problems? Contact an Orthodontist:

While dentists can complete a number of procedures, orthodontists can do even more. For affordable dental braces you might consider Dr. Patricia J. Panucci. As a preferred Invisalign provider locals know that she can straighten their teeth without using heavy, bulky or uncomfortable metal braces. Kids today deal with peer pressure and bullies at school and beyond, and you want your kids to feel as comfortable as possible throughout their education. Invisible braces will give your kids that straight and perfect smile that they want without other even knowing they wear braces. To make an appointment for teeth whitening you can get in touch with us at Beach Braces.

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TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Sports Drinks: Not as Sporty as they Sound

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Teeth Staining Food # 3: Sports Drinks

If you lead an active lifestyle, then you probably love to cool off and re-energize with a refreshing sports drink. However, these popular sports drinks in eye-catching colors are often enjoyed at the expense of your teeth. Over time, these vibrant blue and green drinks can begin to stain and discolor your teeth.

Can you enjoy sports drinks without damaging your smile? It is possible, if you follow some basic guidelines. Here are some tips on how to enjoy refreshing sports drinks without ruining your beautiful smile.

Opt For Lighter Colors When Possible – Try to always pick sports drinks in lighter colors. They pose less of a risk to your smile. If you drink these sports drinks for their electrolytes, consider making the switch to coconut water. This clear and all-natural beverage has the same benefits as popular sports drinks, but poses no more of a threat to your smile than water, which is to say that they will cause absolutely no discoloration.

Always Brush After Drinking – Most people only make the effort to brush after a big meal. However, beverages can pose just as much risk to your teeth as food, if not more in some instances. If you need to drink a colored sports beverage, always remember to brush after you’re done. This will reduce the risk of discoloration to your teeth.

If you’re looking for teeth whitening services in Manhattan Beach, contact Beach Braces today. In addition to teeth whitening, we offer a myriad of dental services, and pride ourselves on being one of the best orthodontist specialists in Manhattan Beach. Whether you need to make an appointment for tooth whitening or learn more about the average cost of braces in South Bay, we want to hear from you.

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

TEL: 310-379-0006 Fax: (310) 379-7051.

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Invisalign FAQ

Seven Invisalign FAQ’s

Invisalign FAQ’s

Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. These are some common FAQs for new patient wearing Invisalign.

Invisalign FAQ

1. What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic appliance that works similarly to braces and is completely removable. Invisalign is created using nearly invisible dental aligners made of thermoplastic. The aligners look very similar to teeth whitening trays that you may use it the dentist or you may have purchased from your local drugstore. As you progress through Invisalign treatments you will need to change these aligners to gradually adjust your teeth into the position for your ideal smile.

2. How do the aligners work?

Over time you will need to change out the aligners to move your teeth into their correct position. The aligners will put a controlled force on teeth to slowly move them into their position. Orthodontists will map out these forces and dictate how aligners should be adjusted to properly adjust your teeth. Over the length of your treatment your teeth will gradually move as you change each aligner until they are eventually formed into their correct structure.

3. How would Invisalign treatment affect me?

Unlike braces and some other forms of traditional orthodontic appliances, Invisalign is completely removable. Patients are only required to wear Invisalign for 20-22 hours a day for the best results. Removing the aligners to eat or drink means that you are not restricted in the types of food that you would regularly eat and you will also have no difficulties cleaning your teeth. The best part is the aligners are virtually invisible so it will be very difficult for anyone to know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign may be a bit uncomfortable for the first few days that you wear the aligners, but after that they have a minimal effect on your life.

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4. Do I need to take care of my aligners?

You will need to clean your aligners regularly. You can do this by both brushing them as you would your teeth and rinsing them with lukewarm water, or looking into the specialty Invisalign cleaning system. Changing  your aligners whenever your orthodontist recommends is also required as part of your treatment.

5. How long does the treatment take?

Treatment will depend on how severe your individual case is. The average amount of time that the aligners are used is around 12 months for adults. Your orthodontist will be able to give you an indication of the amount of time your treatment may take but ultimately the deciding factor will be how well you personally adjust to treatment with the aligners.

6. How often will I need to schedule appointments?

Invisalign will require less appointments than with traditional braces but you should still see your orthodontist at least once every 4 to 6 weeks to track your progress.

7. How much does Invisalign cost?

Only your individual orthodontist will be able to determine the full cost of Invisalign. It depends on the amount of treatment that you need individually and the number of aligners that you might need to complete your treatment. Some of the factors on pricing include: The area that you live in, the difficulty of your case and the amount of orthodontic insurance coverage you may have. The national average for the cost of Invisalign treatment in the United States is around $5000.

If you need more information about Invisalign, feel free to call us or contact our office.

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How Far Away is Your Smile ?

Beach Braces Smile Quote #16“The shortest distance between two people is a smile”


Beach Braces Smile Quote #16 “The shortest distance between two people is a smile”

A great philosopher once said “A smile connects us, you and me…A smile can be a language anyone can learn to speak”. Who is this great philosopher you ask?  None other than the great Kermit the Frog!

No matter where you are in the world a smile is universal. It means the same thing in every country. Even if you have no idea how to speak that language, you will be able to share happiness with them.

Scientists have found that when we smile neuropeptides are released in our brain. This allows the rest of our body to know what is going on. So when we smile endorphins are released giving us an energy boost and the ability to fight off stress. It has also been said that endorphins can cause pain relief. With all of these positives we can see how smile and laughter is the best medicine.

Wouldn’t that be great to get a prescription from the doctor that said, “Must laugh three times daily. Take with a full glass of water for fast relief” The awesome thing here is that we don’t need a prescription to laugh.

All we have to do is just begin smiling! Of course we cannot plan what is going to happen through our entire day. There may be things that happen around you to cause stress or unhappiness. The best way to combat those feeling is to try to stay positive and know that this is not the end of the world and you will be able to smile again soon.

Try your hardest to stay positive and surround yourself with others who do the same. Before you know it you will have that little pep in your step once again, and you will be ready to share your smile with the world!

You can read more smile quotes by clicking here.

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Beach Braces Smile Quote  #6 “A Smile is the Universal Welcome”

Studies say that it takes more muscles to produce a frown than a smile.  Why spend all that time and energy on something so negative?  If you want to appear more positive and appealing to others a smile is the best place to start.  However, not everyone is born with the perfect smile.  With medical and technological advances now there are options for correction in our smile.  You have the option to get metal braces, clear braces, and invisalign.  Not only that, but the orthodontist can help with dental hygiene in order to keep your smile as bright as possible.  Getting corrective dental assistance will help you feel more comfortable with your smile.  When you are comfortable with your own smile you will also feel more comfortable with yourself, making it easier to meet others.  If you want to feel more comfortable with yourself and your smile, take the steps to getting a consultation and ultimately a better smile.  Think of all the things a smile will get you as opposed to the frown you have now.  Make the first move, call for a consultation today!

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Smile for a Lifetime - Dunk the Doc Funraiser

Dunk the Doc – GoPro – Manhattan Beach Ca

Dunk the Doc

Dr. Panucci and the Beach Braces Team recently held their annual Patient Appreciation Party, which included the In-N-Out Burger Cookout Trailer, the Red Bull MXT, a Snow Cone machine, groovy tunes and a dunk tank, where patients had the opportunity to Dunk the Doc.

Watch the video to see the above and below water action as Dr. Panucci gets dunked. The aquatic action was caught on multiple GoPro sports cameras!


Smile for a Lifetime - Dunk the Doc FunraiserAll participants paid $5 for a chance to dunk Dr. Panucci, with proceeds going directly to Smile for a Lifetime, a non-profit, charitable organization that provides quality orthodontic treatment for patients who may not have the opportunity to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without financial assistance.  For more information, go to the Smile For a Lifetime Foundation website:

To contact Dr. Panucci please click here.

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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!

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

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

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Invisalign Teen – What Parents Should Know

Braces – parents often meet resistance when their teens are told they require braces. Finally, there’s a solution that will make everyone happy. Invisalign – the invisible braces for teens. No longer does your teen have to cope with name-calling thanks to big ugly metal braces. No one will ever know they are even wearing braces.

Modern orthodontic offices are making it much simpler for teens to have their crooked teeth treated in a manner that’s almost as easy as going shopping with their friends. The generation of today wants more than just a solution for crooked teeth. They want a full makeover that is going to have them not only looking totally different and they want to make sure they are following current fashion trends.


The teenager of today who finds themselves facing dental issues can now turn to Invisalign braces for innovative treatments that will have them with beautiful teeth in no time.

Today’s teens are given a number of excellent treatment choices for wearing braces. These include invisible teeth aligners, tooth coloring, and more. Today’s teens no longer have to wear those bothersome traditional metal braces that left them self-conscious and impinging on their personality around their peers.

Here are just a few of the benefits Invisalign Teen braces have to offer teenagers and their parents.

invisalign teen preferred provider - manhattan beach Ca1.     No longer is there a need for those continuous visits to the orthodontist. There will be a visit at the six-week mark to talk about the progress of the teeth alignment and acquiring the next aligner set level. These spaced out visits are convenient for teens and parents alike.

2.     The Invisalign braces offer teens both durability and convenience. No worries when it comes to running, swimming, playing, or other physical activities. Now activities that couldn’t be done with metal braces are no longer a problem. These braces are also easy to clean along with the teenager’s original teeth.

3.     Teens are easily accepted with their Invisalign Teen because they do not affect their appearance, which is very important to teens. In fact, because Invisalign braces are clear they are invisible and many times their friends have no idea that they are even wearing braces.

4.     Teens like Invisalign braces because they are aesthetically pleasing. This way they get the perfect teeth they want but without the embarrassment of those ugly metal braces.

5.     Teens heading off to college love the Invisalign braces because they can easily remove them anytime they wish to and then can be worn again without an orthodontist visit. These clear braces are completely invisible and so they don’t clash with what your teen is wearing or their personality.

6.     The teenager can wear the set of Invisalign braces for a few weeks, and then when it is time they can graduate to the next set level. This results in movements that are gradual and in small increment towards the direction the teeth are being trained to move. The teeth aligners move easily for cleaning, which is certainly a benefit over the metal braces where it is difficult to clean the original teeth.

Contact Beach Braces to see if you qualify for Invisalign Teen and to schedule your free orthodontic consultation by clicking here today!

Patricia J. Panucci DmD, MS • Invisalign Teen Preferred Provider in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay area.

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