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Tea: Healthy for the Body, Disastrous for Teeth

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Teeth Staining Food #1: Tea

The life of a parent is all but calm. Just having a child is a full-time job, so whether you have one kid to teach and love or another full time job on top of your parenting, there is almost no time to stop and be choosy about many things, including what goes into your mouth. So, many go with some of the most popular drinks: a soda, a coffee, or a healthier choice, tea.

Tea is a daily drink for many, for good reasons, noted by Web MD

  •  Black tea helps your lungs and can even reduce the risk of stroke
  •  Green teas have been know to help lower cholesterol, chance of stroke, and even the growth of some cancers.
  •  Teas like chamomile can have a calming affect.
  •  Most other types of tea have what gets many of us through the day – caffeine.

So how could this be bad? Look in the mirror.

  •  Are your pearly whites as pearly and white as they ones were?
  •  Here’s the deal, tea can stain teeth even more aggressively than coffee.

Here’s the good news: There is a fix!

Beach Braces, an orthodontic specialist in Manhattan Beach is your way back to a perfect smile.

  •  Many of you will need to find an orthodontist for your child in the near future if you haven’t had to already.
  •  While they get their smile in top shape with our specialists, you can come back and get your teeth whitened.
  •  Teeth Whitening at Beach Braces in Manhattan Beach can help bring a new whiteness and shine to your smile.

So come on over to Beach Braces; because everyone should love to 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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Kids Enlighten a World with their Smiles

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Smile Quote # 33: “Children Show me in their Playful Smiles the Divine in Everyone.”- Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was a beloved entertainer who knew very much about the power of a smile. His work inspired millions of people to let out their smile and he was often seen smiling as he performed and in many of his music videos. You don’t have to be a big Hollywood star or performing musician to show off a beautiful smile. In fact when you show off your smile you never quite know who could be watching you or who it might inspire.

You may have noticed that with children, many kids have no problem sharing great big toothy grins regardless of the condition of their teeth. As many kids start to lose their primary teeth, it can create gaps, spaces and other issues which prevent them from achieving a perfect smile or even having a perfect row of teeth whenever they smile. All the same children don’t seem to care about the condition of their teeth and readily share their smiles with anyone with complete confidence. As we become adults we start to become more self-conscious of our smiles and it can sometimes be difficult for us to share those same big, toothy childlike grins. Ultimately it is possible to get this confidence back especially if you are willing to work with a team of orthodontic professionals as an adult.

By working with the team of Dr. Patricia Panucci in Manhattan Beach at Beach Braces, it’s possible that you can regain the same childlike confidence to bring out your smile once again. Whether you are an adult, a young adult or a child, orthodontic care can help you to unlock confidence in your smile and ensure that you can show off your ideal smile. Contact us today.

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Is Over Brushing Possible?

Is it Possible to Over Brush while you have Braces?

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Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for children and adults. For some people, problems arise when their teeth are not properly aligned. When this happens, it may become necessary to visit an orthodontist and be fitted with braces. As anyone who has ever worn braces can attest, brushing becomes more difficult and more important to keep food particles from building up between the wires and teeth. When parents get braces for kids, one of their first questions is: Can their child over brush while wearing braces?

Can Teeth be Over Brushed?

While most moms only fantasize about their kids wanting to brush to the point of over brushing, in reality, it can be an issue when they’ve got a mouth full of wires and metal. When figuring out how to brush their teeth after being fitted, there is a fine line between brushing too much or not enough. According to Dr. Patricia Panucci, DDS it’s almost impossible to over brush your teeth. Since food is going to get trapped more easily and often between the wires and teeth, it’s imperative to brush as often as possible, preferably after every meal.

When Should I Brush?

While moms know it’s difficult to get kids to brush their teeth or take a bath, they also know it’s not a mission impossible. Most kids love to eat but don’t love the idea of brushing afterward. However, in order to get the best results brushing will need to become a higher priority. Kids should learn to get in the habit of brushing their teeth after every meal, and should always brush their teeth first thing in the morning. Even if they haven’t eaten breakfast, it’s a good idea for them to brush their teeth to remove any food left over from the night before. Brushing should also be done after lunch, dinner and at bedtime.

Brushing On the Go

While brushing at home can be hard enough, kids may be very reluctant to brush their teeth while at school. However, brushing after lunch at school should be no different than brushing at home. Buying your child a dental care kit, complete with toothbrush, toothpaste and possibly mouthwash, can make it easier for them to brush their teeth while at school. These kits can also come in handy when they are staying at a friend’s house or off on a school trip, and once they get used to it they will not think twice about using it.

When it’s time to visit an orthodontist in Manhattan Beach, the one patients and parents continue to rank at the top of the list is Dr. Patricia Panucci. With a practice built upon customer service and caring for her patients, Dr. Panucci makes the orthodontic experience easy and fun. Her rapport with children is outstanding, and her community involvement is second-to-none. When it comes time to be fitted with braces Manhattan Beach provides the one doctor that makes smiles happen every day. For a consultation, contact Dr. Patricia Panucci at Beach Braces today.

 

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The Emphasis on Age 7; Explained

Why is Age 7 Considered the Optimal Time for Screening?

You may have heard that the optimal age for receiving your first orthodontic consultation is around the age of seven years old. Most orthodontists will recommend this page based off of the American Dental Association’s recommendations, but why is age 7 optimal for receiving a diagnosis for treatment?

Early evaluation of the child’s condition is extremely important in orthodontics. By creating a treatment plan before a child has fully develop their jaw, or had all of their permanent teeth fully erupt, this can help save time, expense and improve confidence. Early treatment offers a greater opportunity for easier and more effective treatment. Not to say that adults can’t receive orthodontic treatment, but results can be far more dramatic when children are able to receive treatment early on in life because development can be structured by the orthodontist to ensure that children’s teeth come in naturally and that their jaws form to prevent issues.

Intervention in the early stages of life will guide the growth and development which will prevent any serious problems down the road. When teeth are able to grow into a position which is going to cause ongoing oral health issues, this can lead to difficulty with chewing, speech, tooth wear, muscle soreness and a plethora of other issues. This is why early intervention can be so beneficial.

At age 7 adult molars begin to erupt into the mouth which will establish a solid foundation for back bite. Orthodontists will get a clear indication of how permanent teeth are developing as well as the relationship of each tooth inside a child’s mouth and how it will erupt and the order that they will come in. Improper orders and issues like crooked teeth for example can be identified in early x-rays and corrected especially if they are caught early. Indications for future issues can allow an orthodontist plenty of time to plan ongoing treatment for a child as well. When an orthodontist begins to see examples like erupting incisors which are coming in improperly, they can prevent issues like open bite, crowding, overbite and more.

Today orthodontic imaging (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHT4OaPheBY) also makes it easier to properly diagnose children during these early years. When a child comes in at just seven years old 3-D x-rays and new imaging software can actually simulate the way did their teeth will erupt and how their jaw will form overall. By examining every little detail and getting a 3-D model of your child’s mouth, orthodontists can structure treatment to ensure that a child ends up with a perfect smile with much quicker results limiting the amount of time that they might have to use an orthodontic appliance. Age 7 is a great time to start intercepted treatment and to ensure that your child never has to experience any difficulty with their permanent teeth.

For an introductory consultation for your child please contact Beach Braces today. We can also answer any questions that you may have about optimal screening and the screening process.

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

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What is the Right Age to Take your Kids to an Orthodontists?

Age 7 is the Best Time See a Child’s Orthodontist

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Visiting a dentist to check for the early signs of tooth decay should be done as soon as a parent is confident that their child can handle the situation and this applies to visits to an orthodontist too. If there is any sign of misalignment developing in the child’s teeth then this should be addressed as soon as possible. A treatment program started early will ensure any corrections are made with the best outcome and at a lower cost than later in life. Watch the video by Beach Braces to find the answer to the question: Can Orthodontic Treatment be completed on patients with baby teeth?

 

 

The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that a child should have his or her first orthodontic evaluation as soon as any orthodontic problem is noticed and at least by the age of 7. This is because by 7 years old the first molars start to erupt, which determines the back bite. This is when an orthodontist can assess side to side and front to back tooth interactions.  For example, when incisors start to erupt it could mean open bite, possible overbite, crowding and gummy smiles.

Intercepting teeth development in their early stages can:

  • Create a room for erupted teeth that may cause overcrowding
  • Have an influence on jaw growth leading to better facial symmetry
  • Allow enough space for unerupted teeth
  • Lower trauma risk to front teeth that are protruding
  • Lower the necessity to undertake tooth removal and decrease the treatment time through the use of braces

Improving the facial appearance and the smile is all part of the orthodontic treatment processes but there are other improvements that can be made to the functioning of the mouth and teeth through orthodontics. This is orthodontic treatment for a bad bite, which is often called malocclusion. A malocclusion occurs when there is misalignment in the tooth or jaw. A malocclusion can have a variety of effects, including altering how you smile, your chewing motion and how you go about cleaning your teeth.

American Association of Orthodontists’ studies indicate that untreated malocclusions can lead to difficulties when brushing and flossing crowded teeth. The result is a greater likelihood of the onset of tooth decay and more severe gum disease. Protruding teeth can be chipped and damaged more easily. Cross bites can lead to poor growth and the uneven wearing of teeth. Open bites can lead to the habit of tongue-thrusting habits and the onset of speech impediments.

Life can be so much easier later on for your child if an orthodontic assessment is arranged by the age of 7 years at least. Request for your child’s first appointment with Beach Braces now.

Dr Panucci – Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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

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Whiten Your Teeth

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Words of Wisdom No.10: “Conceal with Color

There are a lot of ways to make your teeth whiter. Using baking soda once a week in order to remove stains in one of the most commonly known techniques. Other techniques include the use of apple cider vinegar as it serves the same purpose with baking soda. For those who don’t want to use natural remedies, you can always consult your orthodontist for a good bleaching agent.

While the steps above take time before you could see the results, there are some other ways to get immediate results. Among them is the use of tricks. Although it doesn’t whiten your teeth directly, it gives you an illusion of whiter teeth. Good news is that ladies can always have this secret ingredient in their bags. Bad news is that this trick is only applicable for ladies.

Ladies should choose a medium coral or light red lipstick and apply daily. If you conceal the color of your lips, your teeth might look whiter if you know which color to choose. You should avoid using light-colored lipstick as it tends to bring out the yellowish color of your teeth. So if you want to make your teeth look whiter immediately, then use medium to dark shades.

This lipstick trick works daily but it doesn’t mean you’re going to stop doing everything you could in order to make your teeth whiter. It is always a better option if you can apply the permanent solution rather than just the band aid solution.

Dr Panucci specializes in teeth whitening using the latest technologies including Opalescense and Treswhite, contact us today for a free consultation.

Dr Panucci – Beach Braces 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Suite B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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

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Brush Your Teeth Twice A Day

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Words of Wisdom No.9: “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night

Sleeping allows you to take rest for six to eight hours a day. It also means that you won’t be able to brush your teeth during that time hence bacteria accumulate as you sleep. When you wake up in the morning, you might smell a very bad odor because of the bacterial growth inside your mouth hence you need to immediately brush your teeth when you get out of bed.

Kathleen W. Wilson, M.D., (an internist at the Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans and author of “When You Think You Are Falling Apart”) said that there are two most crucial times for brushing your teeth. Since saliva dries up at night it is best to remove all plaque before going to sleep. Saliva keeps cavity causing plaque off your teeth. She also stressed that brushing your teeth first thing in the morning is recommended in order to brush off all the plaque accumulated during the night.

Therefore, you need to brush your teeth when you first get out of bed and before you get back in at night in order to make sure you are keeping your teeth and gums healthy all the time. Not being able to follow these steps religiously might cause your teeth to fall out even if you’re too young to look like grandma or grandpa. Doing so might take time every day but it is the only way to ensure that you get to keep your teeth in the future.

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Flossing Teeth With Your Eyes Shut

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Words of Wisdom No.8: “Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut

Flossing teeth is necessary after eating. It helps you remove stuck food in between your teeth which is very uncomfortable if not removed. Make sure to carry around floss in your bag, your car, your desk, or even in your pocket. This comes in very handy especially if you don’t have the time to brush your teeth after eating lunch. Aside from floss, you can also bring mouthwash or a sugar-free mint in order to make sure you restore the freshness of your breath.

As flossing is a good way to remove stuck food particles in your mouth, not being able to do so because there are no mirrors is also a common hindrance. If your office doesn’t have mirrors in the bathroom or anywhere, then don’t just accept the fact that you can’t floss. There are actually a lot of things you can do and flossing without a mirror can be one of them.

You need to practice flossing with your eyes shut. You need to memorize your mouth, your teeth, gums, and everything else. If you have the skill of flossing even with your eyes shut, then you’re not going to need any mirror while doing it anywhere. You can freely floss in your car, in the pantry, or barely anywhere. This skill really comes in handy if you find yourself surrounded with people all the time or if you find it hard to look for mirrors in your workplace.

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Keep Your Breath Fresh

Stay Fresh!

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Words of Wisdom No.7: “Stay Fresh

During a busy day, you might not have the time to brush your teeth as often as you want. Even though you are following the guidelines for brushing your teeth around two to four times daily, you might still find your breath smelly. So what do you need to do in order to avoid this? You don’t want to greet your major investors with a bad breath during your meeting but you don’t have the time to brush your teeth before the meeting either.

Buying a Mouth Wash

The solution is simple. Keep an alcohol-free mouth wash on you all the time. Gargling with mouth wash always saves you your precious time compared to brushing your teeth. Besides, if you don’t bring your toothbrush with you every day, then keeping a mouthwash at your side comes in very handy. When buying a mouth wash, making sure it is alcohol-free should be part of your criteria. Too much alcohol can dry out the tissues of your mouth making it more susceptible with bacteria.

So how do you know if it’s time to gargle with mouth wash? The simple step would be to lick your palm and smell it while it’s still wet. If you don’t smell anything then you are still good to go but if you smell something, then it’s time to bring that mouth wash out. In emergency situations where you don’t have a toothbrush or a mouth wash, you can resort to a sugar-free breath mint. It gives temporary effect of freshness and can help eliminate odor.

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Brush Teeth With Baking Soda, Really?

Get a Healthy Teeth with Baking Soda

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Words of Wisdom No.6: “Brush Your Teeth With Baking Soda Once A Week

No matter how much you brush on a recommended frequency, the right duration, and doing the proper routine, you may still find it hard to whiten your teeth especially if you drink a lot of coffee and smoke a lot. Aside from coffee, dark colored drinks can also influence the color of your teeth hence be very careful when choosing your drinks.Besides avoiding dark colored foods and going on a white teeth diet, you might ask if there are still other ways to whiten your teeth. Luckily, there are a hundred of ways in order to do so. Among them includes using baking soda once a week.

Brushing your teeth with baking soda once a week will help you remove stains on your teeth. The application process is just the same when you are brushing your teeth with the regular toothpaste. Just put the baking soda on your toothbrush and start doing the same routine when you brush daily. Make sure all parts of the teeth are covered as you don’t want your teeth to have some white parts and other yellowish parts.

After making sure you covered all of your teeth, wash your mouth thoroughly as well as your toothbrush. Aside from toothpaste, you can also use salt as an alternative to brush your teeth. Just make sure you spit it out after brushing so it doesn’t count as sodium intake. Brushing with salt should be done every other day if you think that your gums feel raw.

For  professional whitening of teeth with amazing results you can contact Dr Panucci today for a free consultation.

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

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