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Welcome to the Illume blog. We are not just about dentistry, we are about championing the importance of doing things properly. With our blog we aim to give you a more detailed insight into the sort of people we are as well as keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments in dentistry and news from our practice in Cheltenham.

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New Year - new whiter and brighter smile?

The way people see a visit to the dentist has changed significantly in recent years with clients actively choosing some treatments, instead of visiting us only as a necessity and then somewhat relucta... [More]

Dry January: Are you doing more harm than good?

If you saw The Guardian yesterday morning you may well have taken note of a thought provoking report, which assessed the true value of quick fixes and detox diets like Dry January. Though primarily fo... [More]

How your smile can make or break career success

Last month Illume’s Non-Clinical Director, Alison Rumney, discussed the well-researched link between a great looking smile and improved confidence and self-esteem.  However, how many of us... [More]

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A good-looking smile is vital for self-confidence

It is widely recognised that there is definite link between looking good and feeling good, and the effect this has on our confidence.The way we look, including our dress, body language and smile is th... [More]


Congratulations to our client John Hawthornthwaite who won a case of wine at our recent Open Evening. He came to collect it just in time for the run up to Christmas. Cheers!

Illume welcomes new dentist Simon to team

Illume held a very successful Open Evening on Tuesday 10th November to welcome Simon Gumbley to the team. His clients were invited to come and meet him ahead of their first appointment over a glass of... [More]