September 13th, 2017
Caroline McQueen Short, one of our dental therapists here at Honour Health, is our ‘guest blogger’ this week! Read on to find out Caroline’s thoughts about electric toothbrushes…
“Until quite recently, the merits of power (electric) toothbrushing over manual brushing were fairly unclear, but over the course of the past ten years there have been major innovations in power toothbrush design, leading to irrefutable evidence that the future is indeed electric.
However, with so many different products [...]
August 25th, 2017
It’s a little known fact that the menopause has significant effects on dental health. Did you know that 28% of post-menopausal women are likely to suffer from tooth loss within five years?
Research shows that declining oestrogen levels can alter many oral tissues including gums, salivary glands, jaws and jawbones.
Women experiencing the menopause should discuss any mouth changes with their dentist, as the hormonal fluctuations of menopause may be responsible for some of these symptoms, while [...]
July 25th, 2017
Glaxo Smith Kline have rolled out some of the most effective and controversial advertising campaigns for Corsodyl mouthwash, the theme being: bleeding gums are dangerous – don’t ignore them.
It’s of course alarming to see a young woman returning home after a night out, and removing her dress, breast-lifting pads, hair extensions, false eyelashes – and a dental plate.
There’s also the advert about the woman who applies mascara and her eye bleeds – the narrator asks [...]
June 22nd, 2017
Public Health England (PHE) has launched a free app called Sugar Smart, which shows users the sugar content in their food and drink.
The app works by scanning the barcodes of more than 75,000 products to reveal the sugar content in cubes or grams, in a bid to encourage families to make healthier food choices.
We think it’s a fantastic way of using modern technology as a tool for the fight against the UK’s rising rates of [...]
May 18th, 2017
Tooth wear is the progressive and irreversible loss of a tooth’s surface over time.
Our teeth will naturally experience some minor wear over the course of the years, but it’s important to know about three key factors – abrasion, attrition and erosion – which can cause damaging ‘accelerated tooth wear’ (ATW).
Abrasion – this most commonly occurs due to over-aggressive brushing and affects the sides and necks of the teeth.
Attrition – this type of damage is caused by excessive [...]
April 11th, 2017
Becoming Honour Health
Onkar Dhanoya (pictured) is principal dentist at Honour Health – formerly known as The Osborne Dental Group (Osborne Dental, Stanley Dental and Ponteland Dental).
Here, Onkar explains why The Osborne Dental Group has rebranded as Honour Health, and talks about exciting plans for the future.
Hi everyone – and welcome to the new Honour Health website!
A brief background about me; I graduated as a dental surgeon from Newcastle Dental School at Newcastle University in 1985, and [...]
March 11th, 2017
As dentists here at Honour Health, we see the destructive effect of sugar on patients’ teeth on a regular basis. As far as we’re concerned, the white stuff is definitely not the right stuff!
That’s why why we wholeheartedly support ‘Action on Sugar’ – a special campaign launched by group of UK specialists who are concerned with sugar and its effects on health.
The group is working to reach a consensus with the food industry and the Government [...]
February 3rd, 2017
We know how important it is for our patients to be able to smile with confidence on their wedding day. After all, it’s one of the most photographed days of their lives. To ensure a gleaming white smile, many brides-to-be book a teeth whitening session as part of their pre-wedding beauty regime. It’s a hugely popular treatment and one of the most effective anti-ageing treatments available.
If you’re considering teeth whitening ahead of your big day, bear [...]