Sherwood Dental....

We are open for business! Welcome Back!!!

We have missed seeing the smiling faces of our patients for what has felt like forever. The decision back in March to close Sherwood Dental due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as unprecedented as it was, was not taken lightly and was absolutely necessary for the safety of our team, our patients, and the community around us.

Our doctors, hygienists, assistants and administration team are very proud of how Sherwood Dental's preventative and minimally invasive philosophies of dental treatment and oral healthcare have kept so many of you free from emergency or urgent need while we have been unable to see patients in person.

Having gone above and beyond the most current guidelines for dental offices in Ontario (RCDSO) by implementing extra enhanced measures and aerosol management equipment, Sherwood Dental is open and ready to provide the complete level of care that our patients have been accustomed to for so many years.

Our focus at Sherwood Dental has always been one of striving to exceed our patients' expectations. As such, we have gone to great lengths and meticulous planning to assure that our patients and our team are in an environment that keeps everyone safe and healthy at all times. From the moment that you enter our office, during the time of your treatment, and until the moment that you leave, our enhanced protocols and specialized equipment will be in place for your added protection.

We are happy and excited again to be doing what we love to do...help everyone with their oral healthcare needs and enjoy the time that we get to spend with all of our wonderful patients.

Looking forward to seeing your smiles really soon.

Stay well and healthy,
Dr. Gaines and your Sherwood Dental Team

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Dentists for children in ON share tips for keeping your kid’s teeth healthy

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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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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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