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We’re Winners of ‘Dental Team of the Year 2019’!

It’s been a fantastic weekend for Honour Health! We won DENTAL TEAM OF THE YEAR 2019 at The Dental Awards! Here’s our principal dentist Onkar Dhanoya with our dentist Gulshan Dhanoya and our award!

Well done to our excellent team of dentists, therapists, nurses, receptionists and management. This is a huge achievement for our team and we’re thrilled to have been recognised for our dedication to helping our patients achieve smiles they love.

A big thank you to all our patients too – you make coming to work each day so much fun!

Aside from our fantastic award-win, we were also picked out as finalists for:

  • Dentist of the Year (Onkar Dhanoya)
  • Dental Therapist of the Year (Caroline Short)
  • Dental Practice of the Year

The results were announced on 17th May at an awards ceremony at The Hilton Metropole NEC in Birmingham, alongside The Dentistry Show, which is the leading UK dental trade exhibition and conference.

This year is significant for The Dental Awards, as 2019 proudly marks the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event that for many years has sought to recognise the outstanding individuals and teams whose dedication and drive continues to raise standards throughout the UK dentistry profession.

Each category was judged by a panel of leading dental experts and key opinion leaders within their respective field, representing a broad range of disciplines and dental associations.

As part of our entries, we provided examples of clinical excellence, marketing literature, team training and development information, photos and videos of our practices, evidence of team leadership and happiness, evidence of uniqueness in our practice and how we go beyond the regular duty of care, how we connect with the local community, and patient testimonials.

The Dental Awards is considered throughout the industry to be the most original and respected awards programme in UK dentistry.

Congratulations to everyone. What a great way to kick off a new working week!

It’s Marriage Week!

Calling all brides and grooms! Did you know that this week is Marriage Week (13th-19th May)?! Are you preparing to get married soon – or are you gearing up to be a guest at several weddings this summer?

If you’d like to have a brighter smile for walking down the aisle, then teeth whitening is a really effective treatment, and can provide you with a great confidence boost for those all-important wedding photos.

However, it’s important to do your research. Did you know that anyone who carries out teeth whitening is legally required to be a dental professional registered with the General Dental Council? If they’re not a dentist, or a dental hygienist, dental therapist or dental technician working under the supervision of a dentist, then it’s illegal for them to carry out the procedure.

Practitioners in beauty businesses and hairdressing salons are not qualified to carry out teeth whitening, and there is no guarantee that it will be carried out safely. In fact, it could even lead to lasting damage to your teeth and gums.

At Honour Health, we thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to establish whether or not teeth whitening treatment is suitable for you, before explaining your options.

We offer a choice of in-surgery teeth whitening or at-home teeth whitening. For the in-surgery option, we use ‘Zoom!’ – a 45 minute bleaching process, during which time you can relax and read or listen to music, before leaving the surgery with a whiter smile.

We also offer the option for you to whiten your teeth in your own home. We’ll manufacture bespoke bleaching trays to fit on your teeth and gums, apply your first treatment with a special whitening gel from Boutique Whitening, and show you how to continue whitening independently.

Bear in mind that the whitening effect won’t last as long if you smoke, or drink red wine, tea or coffee, which can all stain your teeth.

Not sure about teeth whitening? We also offer our signature hygiene package, Honour Diamond Airflow, featuring an Airflow machine that cleans and polishes the teeth with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles. It’s hugely effective for gentle stain and plaque removal and is ideal for implant patients, orthodontic patients, smokers, those who have veneers, crowns, bridges and sensitive teeth.
 Our patients love it as a stand-alone treatment to reveal a brighter smile, and also as a pre-whitening treatment to achieve even better teeth whitening results!

Book a free consultation this Marriage Week via our website or call your chosen practice to see how we can help you to achieve a brighter smile during wedding season.

We’re finalists in The Dental Awards 2019!

We’re delighted to announce that Honour Health has been shortlisted in The Dental Awards 2019 in not one, not two, not three, but four categories!

This is a huge achievement for our team and we’re thrilled to have been recognised for our dedication to helping our patients achieve smiles they love.

We’re finalists for:

  • Dentist of the Year (Onkar Dhanoya)
  • Dental Therapist of the Year (Caroline Short)
  • Dental Practice of the Year (Honour Health Jesmond)
  • Dental Team of the Year (Honour Health Stanley)

The results will be announced on 17th May at an awards ceremony at The Hilton Metropole NEC in Birmingham, alongside The Dentistry Show, which is the leading UK dental trade exhibition and conference.

This year is significant for The Dental Awards, as 2019 proudly marks the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event that for many years has sought to recognise the outstanding individuals and teams whose dedication and drive continues to raise standards throughout the UK dentistry profession.

Congratulations to our principal dentist Onkar Dhanoya for being in the running for Dentist of the Year. Onkar has more than 30 years of experience in looking after the dental health and wellbeing of patients across the North East. He works across all three of our practices in Jesmond, Ponteland and Stanley. Find out more about Onkar here.

Congratulations also to our dental therapist Caroline Short for being shortlisted in the Dental Therapist of the Year category. Caroline has been with us for more than three years, working at our Jesmond and Ponteland practices, and is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Caroline worked as a dental nurse for eight years prior to becoming a dental therapist, giving her an excellent insight into the world of dentistry. Find out more about Caroline here.

Well done to our fantastic teams too! We’re so proud of everyone for reaching this stage in such a prestigious event.

Each category is judged by a panel of leading dental experts and key opinion leaders within their respective field, representing a broad range of disciplines and dental associations.

As part of our entries, we provided examples of clinical excellence, marketing literature, team training and development information, photos and videos of our practices, evidence of team leadership and happiness, evidence of uniqueness in our practice and how we go beyond the regular duty of care, how we connect with the local community, and patient testimonials.

The Dental Awards is considered throughout the industry to be the most original and respected awards programme in UK dentistry.

We’re keeping everything crossed!

How to be kind to your teeth this Easter

Easter is fast approaching, and we all know that this a hugely tempting time to indulge in sugary chocolate Easter eggs, which can play havoc with your teeth.

So, how do you enjoy some chocolate this weekend and look after your oral health at the same time?

We’ve put together five top tips to help you be kind to your teeth this Easter:

1. Choose dark chocolate

Swap your usual Easter treats for dark chocolate this year. Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) is rich in antioxidants and contains less sugar than milk or white chocolate, so it will be less damaging to your teeth.

2. Eat chocolate all in one go

That’s right! Crack open your Easter egg after your main meal on Easter Sunday and eat it for dessert. Don’t graze on chocolate constantly during the day, because every time you do this, harmful acids produced by the sugar in chocolate attack the enamel on your teeth. If you eat your chocolate all in one go, it minimises the time that sugar lingers on your teeth, meaning that it is less likely to result in tooth decay. The less time you spend exposing your teeth to acid, the better!

3. Stick to good oral hygiene habits

Over Easter, you might have a break from your usual routine in favour of sleeping in, nights out, or trips away to stay with friends or family, but remember to look after your teeth. Make sure you still brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste – and wait at least 30 minutes after eating chocolate before brushing. This gives time for your enamel to re-harden after being softened by acids. If you were to brush your teeth straight after eating chocolate, you would risk harming the enamel further. Keep up other good oral hygiene habits too, such as flossing, using a fluoride mouthwash, and chewing sugar-free gum.

4. Drink water after eating chocolate

Drinking water helps to wash away lingering chocolate on the teeth, and also increases the flow of saliva in the mouth, which in turn works to neutralise the harmful acids produced by the sugar in the chocolate egg you’ve just consumed. Drinking water has so many more health benefits too, such as increasing energy levels, improving digestion, helping blood circulation, flushing out toxins and boosting your skin complexion. It’s a win win!

5. Book an appointment with your dentist and hygienist at Honour Health

If you’ve been overindulging in chocolate treats and you’re concerned about the effects of sugar on your teeth, come and see us. At a Dental Health Assessment, our dentist will carefully check your teeth and gums, and our hygienist will carry out our state-of-the-art Diamond Airflow treatment to quickly, comfortably and effectively get rid of plaque and staining, revealing a healthier, brighter smile. Prevention is the key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums this Easter – and all year round!

Book an appointment at your chosen practice here.

Get glowing skin with our wedding countdown

If you’re a bride-to-be this year, would you like to invigorate your skin in the lead up to your wedding? Perhaps you dream of having a fresher, more youthful profile, fewer lines and wrinkles, or fuller-looking lips to complement your wedding look?

At Honour Health, we provide a range of rejuvenating, non-surgical skin treatments to boost skin health and wellbeing and help you look your best for the big day.

Read on to find out how we’ll get you wedding-ready!

Chemical Peels

Our chemical peels help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, reduce pore size, reduce the appearance of blemishes, soften shallow acne scars, and increase skin glow. We use Neostrata ProSytem – a superficial peeling system that achieves outstanding results with no downtime. Neostrata products contain naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods, which help to loosen and remove the excess build up of dead skin cells to exfoliate and smooth the skin.

Wedding countdown: Depending on the skin concerns of the patient, several sessions may be required, so begin a course of treatment up to six months in advance, with the last treatment being three weeks prior to the wedding.

 

Honour Pout and Smile

This combination package starts with the Honour Diamond Airflow – a dedicated mouth hygiene appointment using our state-of-the-art Airflow system for a deep clean and fresh mouth, followed by teeth whitening. Four weeks later, you return to us for your lip filler treatment, which then takes up to four weeks to reveal full results. You’ll have a full cupid’s bow framing a gleaming smile in time for the wedding.

Wedding countdown: To allow adequate time for the three stages of this package, begin this treatment three months in advance.

 

Laser Hair Removal

Imagine a life of no more waxing, plucking or shaving. Our virtually pain-free Soprano Xli laser permanently reduces unwanted hair anywhere on the body and is suitable for men and women, and for all skin ethnicities.

Wedding countdown: As it will take a course of sessions to reveal full effects of laser hair removal, begin this treatment three months in advance.

 

eDermastamp

eDermastamp is an electronic micro-needling treatment which stimulates natural regenerative responses in the skin, creating a smoother look. This clinically proven procedure is hugely effective for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and sun damaged skin.

Wedding countdown: Begin a course of treatment three months in advance, with the last treatment being two weeks prior to the wedding.

 

Honour Plasma Facial

Our gold standard plasma facial treatment uses the body’s own natural healing powers. We first separate the plasma from your blood, and then place the plasma into the skin. The platelets then release growth factors (proteins that help to heal injured tissue), stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.

This treatment is also hugely effective for other areas of the body including the hands, neck and décolletage.

Wedding countdown: Begin four weeks in advance (for a single treatment). This gives the skin time to heal and look at its most radiant in time for the wedding bells.

 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers improve tone, plump up the skin, and create a more youthful profile. They restore youthful fullness to cheeks, soften smokers’ lines, plump up lips, restore tear troughs to reduce the appearance of dark circles, and hydrate the skin tissue using hyaluronic acid, replacing lost volume.

Wedding countdown: Begin this treatment four weeks in advance. The results will last for about six months.

 

Honour Power Brow

Our stunning brow-lifting treatment uses muscle relaxants (Botulinum Toxin) to open the eye area, creating a beautiful arch, and lifts the upper part of the face, making it appear immediately more youthful. No downtime, no pain – just amazing results.

Wedding countdown: Begin this treatment three weeks in advance, as it can take up to two weeks before the results fully appear.

 

Muscle Relaxants

“We use muscle relaxants (Botulinum Toxin) to help soften and relax furrowed brows, erase lines and wrinkles and slow the signs of ageing to a gentler pace, creating a fresher, more youthful appearance. It is a little-known fact that muscle relaxants are also highly effective in the treatment of excessive sweating – known as hyperhidrosis. If you’re worried about nerves getting the better of you on the big day and causing unsightly patches on your clothes, then this could be the ideal solution.

Wedding countdown: Begin this treatment three weeks in advance, as you will start to see the effects up to two weeks following the treatment, which will then last between three and five months.

 

Enjoy your big day!

 

To arrange a FREE skin consultation at Honour Health, call your chosen practice – Jesmond, Ponteland or Stanley – or book via our online booking system.

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