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Covid19 and what you need to know

Covid19 and what you need to know

Effective immediately there is a mandatory suspension of all non-emergency dental treatment and services in Alberta . You can still reach Illuminada dental by email and we will respond as quickly as possible. Dentists who are providing emergency care must perform a...

What are wisdom teeth and why do we need them removed? Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually come in during your late teens or early twenties. As these are the last of the adult teeth to come in, there often isn’t enough space for proper growth and...
You are what you drink

You are what you drink

Everything you put in your mouth affects your teeth, including what you drink.  Some beverages stain your teeth, some make them more sensitive, some can even soften your tooth enamel and leave them at higher risk for cavities.  Many of us are trying to live...
What’s in the Water?

What’s in the Water?

Since 1967 Edmonton has added fluoride into our city drinking water.  The E.L Smith water treatment plant is currently undergoing an upgrade that will require the huge fluoride tanks to be replaced.  While these tanks are being switched out, fluoride will no...
The Power of Electric Toothbrushes

The Power of Electric Toothbrushes

The University of Greifswald, Germany conducted an 11-year long study on the effectiveness of powered toothbrushes and have confirmed that powered toothbrushes are more effective than manual toothbrushes in reducing gum disease, clinical attachment loss (the...
Your Breath – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Your Breath – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Your Breath – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. No one wants to hear that they have bad breath, but if a good friend or your spouse is telling you, you need to pay attention.  Scared to ask someone how your breath is?  It’s kind of gross but smell your dental floss...
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Are Dental Implants Right for Me? If you are missing one or more of your teeth, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist to discuss your treatment options. Even just one missing tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment causing even more issues. It...
Teeth Whitening at Home or At the Dentist Office?

Teeth Whitening at Home or At the Dentist Office?

Recent studies have shown that the majority of Canadians (86%) want whiter teeth. You can get your shine back on your smile with a variety of teeth whitening methods as there are pros and cons from a dentist office and using an at-home kit. Which one should you try to...
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