The whole team at the Firehall Dentist knows how important your family’s smiles are. We have been working with families along with their children since the beginning of our practice. We have a reputation for making people feel welcomed, respected and valued. Our goal is to create meaningful relationships based on trust and communication. Children love visiting our office and they are treated with the kindness and respect they deserve. We would be pleased to welcome you to our dental family!Know More
Dental implants are an exciting, premium option for people looking to invest in themselves and their health. A treatment plan with implants has the ability to change someone’s life, giving them comfort, function, security and health. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that is integrated into the jaw. After a period of healing, one or more missing teeth can be replaced by attaching a crown, a fixed bridge, or a full set of dentures on top of the implants. We look forward to discussing the possibilities with you.Know More
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a whole spectrum of treatment options from whitening, closing a gap, straightening a single tooth, to a whole cosmetic makeover. We have helped hundreds of people achieve their dreams by creating healthy, bright, natural and happy smiles. We look forward to providing you with solutions that meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We will do our best to explain the benefits and risks of different treatment options so you can make a decision that is right for you.Know More
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. We are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and the latest generation of low exposure digital radiography are used to ensure your safety. We always respect our patients and their ability to direct and control their treatment. Our clinicians will advise you of what we suggest, but the ultimate decision regarding x-rays, or any treatment for that matter, is up to you.
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning around three years of age. We can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits. One of the biggest risk factors for children developing cavities is the consumption of sticky and chewy sweets. Even organic products like dried fruit chews or granola bars are loaded with sugars that stick in the teeth for hours. For a healthy dental treat, try offering organic, frozen blueberries. They are delicious and nutritious but watch out for the messy stains!
YES. Because our patients love us they often refer their friends and family because they want to see them receive the same level of care and service. We are proud of the confidence our patients have placed in us. The trusted referral of a friend or neighbour is the greatest compliment we can receive. Our office is so pleased to announce that we have recently finished a large renovation and expansion that incorporates the latest sterilization equipment as well as ultra-modern, state of the art dental equipment. Combining the best of technology with trusted, proven and comfortable techniques is just another way we strive to ensure your visit to the Firehall dentist is exceptional. We welcome Waterdown residents, young and old, to join our dental family. It would be our pleasure to meet you and welcome you to our award winning office. If you want a preview of our office, we are now on Google+ street tours which allows you to enter the office, browse around and explore the office with 360 degree interactive panoramas. You can access this feature from Google+ or by clicking on the “virtual tour” tab at the top of the web page.
In order to treat each and every patient as an individual with unique dental needs it is vital to completely assess their current oral health. We perform an oral cancer screening, we look at muscles and joints that open and close the mouth. We will look at your teeth, and your gums and bone that hold the teeth (the periodontium). We then take photos and x-rays when necessary. Most importantly, we will listen to your needs, concerns and your individual story – we always ensure that you are in control of every aspect of your dental care and treatment. Our office strives to maintain our patients with healthy, long-term solutions. We would never suggest crowning every tooth or switching all of your fillings – each person is an individual with different needs and priorities. We respect your wishes and give you complete autonomy in directing the course of your dental treatment. Our office is trusted because we listen to our patients, never “selling” them or pressuring them to pursue treatment they don’t want or need. With this collaboration we can determine the type of treatment that is right for you so we can work together to assist you in creating and maintaining a lifetime of healthy smiles.
There are several methods to make teeth whiter. You can “whiten” them in with custom mouth guards which are worn while you sleep to gently erase years of staining or if your teeth are also broken, heavily restored or crowded and crooked, you may consider placing porcelain veneers. The safest and most predictable whitening technique is a dentist-prescribed whitening system; this can improve and change the color of teeth with minimal (if any) side effects. Veneers are an option for more difficult cases and create a certain ‘wow’ factor. There are many other ways to improve the appearance of your smile. If you are interested in a cosmetic consultation to assess your cosmetic needs please let us know. We are proud to have transformed many people’s lives by delivering that perfect smile that they have always dreamed of. We’d be pleased to help you too!
The most important part of brushing your teeth is the technique used. Toothpaste is important for what it supplies: fluoride and tartar control. Be careful of the whitening brands because some are abrasive and they can remove enamel from teeth. Many people have found that a toothpaste for sensitivity relief is the best option for maintaining the comfort of their mouths. There are also several natural brands on the market which are available for people with allergies or sensitivities. We’d be happy to discuss which product would be best for your individual needs.
After testing numerous brushes, we have concluded that electric, if used properly, is the best. We usually recommend the ‘Oral B’ electric toothbrushes because of their design, ease of use, and availability. There are numerous models on the market that work well. If you have a question about a specific brand, please ask us. Ultimately, it is how you use the toothbrush that makes the difference, not the specific brand. Being aware of reaching each area, focusing on the biting surfaces, as well as the cheek and tongue sides, as well as spending enough time are all important. Do a little test with your tongue after brushing…all of the teeth should feel clean and smooth. It there are any sticky or fuzzy areas, you may have missed something. Tooth pics, inter-dental brushes and of course floss (either the plain old string or a floss tool) also help. Take your time, and brush away!
We realize that even though dental care has come a long way in terms of patient comfort, there are still those with concerns and fears. Dental care should not be an unpleasant experience so we provide a full array of options for those patients. Our office is pleased to offer laughing gas or oral sedation for nervous or anxious people. Netflix movies or music with headphones from a playlist on our iPods can help to distract and relax you as well as drowning out some of those noisy dental tools. Sometimes just having a soft, warm blanket to snuggle under can create a feeling of safety and comfort. Most importantly, we pledge to listen to your concerns, respect your choices, put you at ease, and make your comfort our number one priority. We offer several techniques to help you relax so please ask us about what might be right for you.
Why Choose Us?
2015 Flamborough Review Reader’s Choice Award (Platinum) for Favourite Dental Office for eleven consecutive years. This annual award is chosen by readers and patients to recognize the best dental office in Waterdown which we’re honoured to have held since 2005. We’re very proud of our achievements and the recognition we received from the communities we’ve served since 1994, including the Outstanding Business Achievement Award presented by the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce – the only dental office awarded such distinction. The best endorsements of our office come from the positive reviews from numerous happy patients in Waterdown and beyond. Google : ‘Firehall Dentist Reviews’ to see what people say about us!
We provide virtually every dental service available for your oral health and we’re committed to providing sincere, respectful service to patients and clients of all ages. We differentiate ourselves by the way we build relationships and rapport with our patients. While your teeth are our main priority, we never lose sight of the individual needs and unique personalities of the patients they belong to. Your safety, comfort and wishes are always respected and we’re committed to providing individualized, meticulous care to each of our unique patients. Our whole team strives to offer you the best care possible and we also work closely with the area’s top specialists to make sure you have access to additional treatment options, if needed.
We have a lot of fun with our patients, and they love coming to the dentist! When you visit The Firehall Dentist, the welcome is always warm and you’ll be sure to notice the comfortable and friendly atmosphere, and the lively energy and laughter we have become known for. We sincerely value the trust and confidence our patients place in us and look forward to forming lasting relationships that build the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and positive dental experiences.