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Oakville, Ontario practice encourages preventive dental care for better oral hygiene


Practice Encourages Preventive Dental Care for Better Oral Hygiene in Oakville, Ontario Area

Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental in Oakville, Ontario work with patients of all ages who are interested in achieving and maintaining their oral health. Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but only if they are properly cared for. With preventive dental care, patients can keep their smile beautiful and free from cavities, periodontal disease, and other dental problems that can arise with time.

What preventive services are available?

  • Education. At the forefront of preventive care is an education on oral hygiene. Conditions such as periodontal disease, an infection of the mouth, can cause the loss of bone, gum tissue, and teeth. Cavities, or tooth decay, can eat away at natural tooth enamel, resulting in permanent damage to one or more teeth. Without proper care, patients may significantly increase their risks of developing these issues and may find that the damage extends beyond repair. Our team will educate patients on proper oral hygiene habits, including how to brush and floss the teeth.
  • Restoration. If conditions such as cavities start, early detection of these issues is key to having the opportunity to restore the smile. Cavities can be stopped with the use of a dental filling, which fills the hole left behind in the enamel. However, if the cavity becomes deep, it can cause an infection inside of the tooth that requires a root canal to fix before consideration of permanent extraction.
  • Cleanings and examinations. Every six months, patients of all ages should visit their dentist for a full professional cleaning and a comprehensive examination, which may include dental x-rays to check oral health beyond what can be seen with the naked eye. Any conditions caught during this time are diagnosed and patients can speak with their dental provider regarding the treatment options available to them.
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If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of preventative dental care and want to start taking the steps to a healthier smile, contact the office of Sherwood Dental today. Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel are available to help Oakville, Ontario patients achieve healthier smiles for life with an education on brushing, flossing, and the importance of routine cleanings and evaluations. Call the office at 844-951-8855 to request a consultation visit with our staff. The office is conveniently located at 2982 South Sheridan Way and accepts new patients and families.

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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