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Dental care for children available at Oakville, Ontario practice


Dental Care for Children Available at Oakville, Ontario Area
Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel are dedicated dental providers who understand the importance of a healthy smile. This includes starting children off with a proper foundation. At Sherwood Dental, we stress with our patients how important oral health is and how proper hygiene habits can extend the lifespan of teeth and reduce the risk of infection and decay. This includes educating children! Our practice in Oakville, Ontario offers dental services for not only adults but children as well, allowing children to fully understand the importance of proper dental health and development at a young age.

When should my child see the dentist?

The providers at Sherwood Dental in Oakville encourage parents to seek dental care for children around the ages of 3-4 years old. At this point, our dental team will evaluate their mouth and educate parents on how to reduce the risk of childhood caries (cavities) and the formation of periodontal disease. After the initial appointment, patients should return with their children every six months for a cleaning. During these appointments, the dentist may also provide fluoride applications or sealants to add an extra layer of protection against cavities and disease.

What can I do to protect my child’s smile?

Even though the primary teeth are lost over the years to make way for permanent teeth, it is still vital for parents to take care of these teeth and build a foundation of proper oral health habits. Below are a few tips in protecting a baby’s or child’s teeth:
  • Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice
  • Use a wet rag to wipe the teeth and gums after eating
  • Avoid a diet high in sugars or acidic drinks or foods
  • Help children learn how to brush and floss as age-appropriate
  • Ensure your child is seen by a dentist every six months
We are here to help you get the perfect smile.
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Are you searching for a dental practice ‘near me’ that can assist the entire family?

Contact Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental today to schedule an appointment. Our practice is located at 2892 South Sheridan Way in Oakville, Ontario and can be reached by phone at 844-951-8855. We are always open to accepting new patients and families seeking comprehensive, quality dental care with a dedicated team of providers.
Dr. Stephen Gaines

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Dr. Arti Patel

Dr. Arti Patel

Sherwood Dental

Owner dentist Dr. Stephen Gaines is an authority on restorative, cosmetic, rehabilitative, and laser dentistry. Having graduated from the University of Toronto, he earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1997). He follows continuing education courses to keep up with dentistry developments. He’s a lecturer, trainer and Fellow and Founding Member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Dr. Arti Patel has extensive clinical experience in cosmetic/restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.

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Jenn L

The staff at Sherwood Dental have always been awesome. I never have to wait more than a few minutes for my appt, they are very prompt and efficient. They also always try to resolve my issues the first time I mention them. I feel that Dr. Gaines does not perform procedures that are not necessary, just to make money, as he has honestly told me before that I do not need certain things, when my previous dentist told me that I did (and Dr. Gaines told me why my other dentist may have suggested it, and why he did not necessary agree). Love these guys!

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Angie A

Fabulous Dental Practice - First off they value your time as much as you do. The entire team is happy to work there, which shows in the way they treat the clients. The equipment is top notch. I'm very happy even if they find a cavity.

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Jesse V

About as much fun you can have with going to the dentist. The professional and caring attitude of the dentists, hygienists, and office staff make you feel like part of their family. And if you and the Argonauts are lucky, you might get to see the Grey Cup along with a few players they look after.

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