To All Of Our Sherwood Dental Patients,

Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19 and our desire to do anything we can to reduce any potential risks to our patients, our staff, and the surrounding community, Sherwood Dental will remain closed indefinitely and until further notice in accordance with the orders for continued personal distancing measures as laid out by the province. Please continue to check our website and office voicemail message for future updates.

We will happily plan to reschedule any appointments that have been or will be affected by our closure as soon as the current public heath situation is resolved.

We ask that all of you, our Sherwood Dental family, please be healthy and safe and follow the social distancing recommendations and the personal sanitization recommendations as laid out by our provincial health authorities.

Along with everyone world-wide, we look forward to life becoming “normal” again as soon as possible.

Dr. Stephen Gaines and the Sherwood Dental Team
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Dentists for children in ON share tips for keeping your kid’s teeth healthy


Dr. Stephen Gaines, the best dentist for children in ON share tips for keeping your kid’s teeth healthy
You want the best for your child, which includes being healthy and happy. Oral health is a vital component of overall wellness and starts by learning proper oral hygiene early. At Sherwood Dental in Ontario, our team wants to set children up for success when it comes to taking care of their teeth and gums. We believe that good habits start early and love providing dental care to children.

We hope that every time your child visits our office it’s for a preventative cleaning and exam. To make this possible, we would like to share to the following tips to parents and children.
  • Keeping a clean mouth starts even before the first tooth erupts. Use a damp cloth to gently wipe your infant’s gums at least twice each day.
  • Start brushing once that first tooth erupts. Use a soft child’s toothbrush and a small amount of children’s toothpaste.
  • Schedule their first “happy ride”. Usually occurs around 3 years of age.This is your child's first opportunity to be exposed to the sights and sounds and smiling faces that is our dental office. They get to take a ride in the big chair, meet “mr. slurpy” and some other instrument friends, and of course go to the “treasure box”. All this is to help your child become instantly comfortable at our office long before there is any focus on an open mouth exam.
  • Baby teeth can get decay. Don't leave your child in their crib at night with a bottle as this can increase the risk of cavities.
  • Help your child brush. Children love to be independent and that’s great. Encourage your child to try brushing their own teeth, but be sure to help by following-up afterward.
  • Maintain twice yearly dental visits (unless instructed otherwise by your dental professional) During these appointments, we monitor the teeth and perform professional cleanings.

Helping your child establish healthy habits and an oral hygiene routine from an early age is a gift that can translate into healthy teeth and gums for life. If you live in the Oakville ON area, call Sherwood Dental today to learn about our children’s dental services.
Dr. Stephen Gaines

Sherwood Dental

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Lead 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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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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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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Children's Dentistry Oakville - 5 Stars By 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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