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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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.
We are here to help you get the perfect smile.
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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

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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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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