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 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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Benefit from Oakville ON dentists’ minimally-invasive and proactive approach to cosmetic dental services


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There are many characteristics of your teeth and gums that add up to the overall appearance of your smile. The color, shape, proportion, surface texture, and positioning of your teeth all contribute to the look of your smile. The color and proportion of your gum tissue to your teeth also contribute to smile appearance. If just one of these characteristics is lacking, such as teeth that appear very stained or yellow, it can detract from all the other appealing features – attractive shape and size in relation to other teeth, smooth and chip-free surfaces, and even spacing between teeth. Cosmetic Dental Services in Oakville ON at Sherwood Dental bring beautiful harmony to your smile by lifting stains with professional teeth whitening, correcting the effects of wear and tear with porcelain veneers and composite resin bonding.

Many of the above cosmetic services are integrated with restorative services that are designed to restore the health and function of your teeth; for instance, tooth decay such as cavities can present as visible holes or pits, and brown, black, or white surface stains. Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. When Drs Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel use sturdy and stunning dental materials to “fill in” these holes, complications such as abscesses or fractures are prevented, along with the dark spots and depressed areas that keep your teeth from looking their healthy best. Other restorations designed to rebuild a portion (or all) of a tooth, are equally attractive because Drs Gaines and Patel use materials and design teeth in a way that best mimics natural tooth structure. These restorations include porcelain crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants placed in the jawbone to offer superior support to the crown or denture.

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You also benefit from Sherwood Dental’s unique approach to “conventional” cosmetic services.
  • As a minimally-invasive laser dental practice, Drs Gaines and Patel emphasize prevention. Specialized dental instruments remove tartar. Toothbrushes and floss can’t remove this form of hardened plaque. Tartar contains the bacteria that erode your teeth and inflames gum tissue. Since tartar is characterized by white or yellow hard deposits, removing it with regular professional cleanings produces a whiter smile in addition to healthier teeth and gums. Additionally, products like coffee and tea contain organic substances, tannins, that produce stains. Good home hygiene techniques recommended by Sherwood Dental help to improve the appearance of discolored teeth. Professional expertise and tools are necessary to remove built-up stains.
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  • Sherwood Dental has invested in preventive technologies and products that other practices in the GTA don’t have; for instance, the office offers Prevora anti-cavity varnish and is a certified provider of the Oravital System. These preventive services stop discoloration before it develops by preventing gum disease and its myriad health and cosmetic effects.
  • The Sherwood Dental team practice micro-dentistry. This approach focuses on conservative procedures, the idea of removing only enough tissue to get rid of the disease. Micro-dentistry is a healthy response to “over-preparing” teeth. When only the diseased tissues are removed, a maximum amount of natural tissue remains. This is an ideal situation because preserving what nature intended best mimics natural and lifelike form or appearance. Dental inlays and onlays are an example of micro-dentistry principles at work. Why place a full-coverage crown when you don’t need it? An inlay or onlay placed only in those areas of damage may be sufficient to restore the stunning beauty and health of your smile.
  • Precision technologies such as lasers also help to preserve natural tooth structure. Laser devices precisely target areas of damage, so only the damaged structure is affected. Lasers also promote fast and healthy healing and minimize bleeding, swelling, and other unwanted side effects across their many cosmetic and medical applications.

Cosmetic procedures at Sherwood Dental are convenient and suited to your lifestyle. You may choose to get a many shades brighter smile in a single appointment with chairside, in-office professional bleaching, or you may prefer a gradually whiter smile with customized whitening trays that deliver powerful bleaching ingredients safely and evenly to your teeth. Trays may be worn while you watch TV or read a book, on your schedule and from the comfort of home. Porcelain veneers placed by Drs Gaines and Patel combine quality materials and conservative approaches. These shells of porcelain look like real tooth enamel, and only a tiny amount of natural enamel is removed to accommodate them. This approach reduces tooth sensitivity and conserves maximum tooth structure. Still, other patients may prefer dental bonding, whereby composite resin material is placed directly on the tooth and shaped to look like natural, flawless tooth structure – no enamel removal required!

Benefit from cosmetic services delivered differently. Call Sherwood Dental at 844-951-8855 to schedule your appointment in Oakville, ON.
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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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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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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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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