General Dentistry serving Elbow Valley
At our core we are a family dental practice. We are located in NW Calgary and provide all facets of general family dentistry with the philosophy that the best dentistry is no dentistry. Our focus is on education and prevention and taking the long view for your oral health.
We provide both conventional orthodontics (metal brackets and wires) and Invisalign clear aligner trays, and we also have a talented group of orthodontists that we work closely with when orthodontic treatment is more complex.
Teeth that are in their right places look better, work better and last longer, and there are several reasons why this is so. Your smile sends a message to the world and we believe that there is beauty in imperfection. However for some people, orthodontics plays an important and conservative role in improving the appearance of their smile.
The gums and bones supporting your teeth are vulnerable to infection and inflammation, which can cause gum disease and even tooth loss. Inflammation affects your whole body. and can play a role in heart disease. diabetes. hypertension and other serious health issues. We help you protect your health and your smile with regular cleaning and maintenance from our periodontal team.
Elbow Valley is a community in the rural areas of southern Alberta. Located in Rocky View County. It is situated west of Calgary, right along Highway 8. The Elbow Valley is a residential area with the Hamlet of Bragg Creek on the west side of it.
The name Elbow Valley comes from the Elbow River. This river flows to Fort Calgary into the Bow River. The name is quite descriptive. It refers to the point in the river where it suddenly turns north and merge with the Bow River. To better describe it, it is compared to the curve of the elbow.
The Elbow River is also called by a number of other names including Hokaishi, as it was called by David Thompson in 1814. According to a map owned by Arrowsmith in 1859, the river is also called Moose River.
The local people called it “o-too-kwa-na” and “mn-no-tho-ap-ta” respectively. Another common name it was referred to until 1880, is Swift Creek, because of the speed at which its water flowed.
This beautiful piece of land is known for its subtle landscape colors. The streets in this residential community embrace the surroundings of the peaceful valleys, whereas the shapes of the homes draw from the land for detail.
There are a couple of areas created especially for the recreation and enjoyment of the people. These are the lake areas, the lands and the interpretive area. In the lake area you find park lands and a variety of ponds.
The lakes are used for swimming, rowing, skating and canoeing. No motors are allowed when rowing though. For fishing, you can catch trout at Fisherman’s Lake. There are beautiful trails all around the lake, connecting communities. All homes in the area have access to the trails. The parks come equipped with benches and picnic tables. There are also play structures for children.
Within the Community Land, is the Residents Club. This is furnished with kitchens, washrooms and office space. Apart from these, the area is also equipped with kayaks, paddle boats, canoes and paddle boards. If water is not your thing, then the tennis courts and sports courts might be more of an attraction.
This beautiful community covers most of the expenses incurred to keep it going by collecting a monthly fee from the homeowners.