Oasis for Orphans_logo_Honey Orthodontics Gurnee ILFrom October 19th through November 1st, 2014, Dr. Honey will be traveling to Kenya on a mission trip through the non-profit organization, Oasis for Orphans. Joining her on the journey will be Tracey, our clinical coordinator, and Stacie, our treatment coordinator.

They will be providing dental cleanings, exams, and some restorative work to the orphans of Kenya. They, along with other dental professionals in the area, have unselfishly donated their time to help these wonderful children in need of dental care.

“We have a soft spot in our hearts for kids because [husband] David and I have four children under the age of six years old,” said Dr. Honey. “We are so thankful that they are happy and healthy and we want to give back a little bit.”

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Halloween 2014We have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to teeth. Well, our Team at Honey Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know #Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged teeth for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed.

Here at Honey Orthodontics we love #Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness regarding the potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Read more on Some Halloween “Treats” May Really be “Tricks”…

Orthodontic Health Month 3 picDid you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Honey Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make sure yours is maintained on a daily basis. Of course, if you need help in getting that perfect smile you always wanted, Honey Orthodontics is here to help you get it. We help patients of all ages gain self-esteem and confidence in how they present themselves to the world.

So help us spread the word in Gurnee IL that October is #National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an #orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Read more on Enjoy Your Smile – It’s National Orthodontic Health Month…

 

Are We Addicting Another Generation of Smokers With e-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco?

Honey Orthodontics Gurnee IL smokeless tobaccoYears of educating kids on the risks of tobacco products are at risk on multiple fronts according to top medical groups in the US which include both smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. At Honey Orthodontics we are concerned that kids today have the misconception that they are harmless when compared to smoking cigarettes..

The American Heart Association Speaks Out on e-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association recently released its policy recommendations on the use of “e-cigarettes” and the need for the same regulation as tobacco products. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association recently stated: “Over the last 50 years, 20 million Americans died because of #tobacco. We are fiercely committed to preventing the #tobacco industry from #addicting another generation of #smokers. Recent studies raise concerns that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to traditional tobacco products for the nation’s youth, and could renormalize smoking in our society. These disturbing developments have helped convince the association that #e-cigarettes need to be strongly regulated, thoroughly researched and closely monitored.” Read more on The Risks are Too High – Smokeless Tobacco and E- Cigarettes…