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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Oakville dentist educates residents on gum disease and cavity protection

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Gum Cavity Protection in Oakville ON Area

Certain conditions such as cavities and gum disease can impact the smile’s health and wellness. It can also cause irreversible damage that will need to be addressed with an Oakville, Ontario, area dentist. At Sherwood Dental, we encourage patients to learn about the ways they can protect their smiles from cavity development and gum disease with proper oral healthcare routines.

How do gum disease and cavities impact the smile?

Your smile is meant to last a lifetime, but without proper care, you may be putting your smile at risk for a variety of issues, including gum disease and tooth decay. Gum disease is an infection that starts in the soft tissues. Without appropriate treatment in the earliest stage, known as gingivitis, the condition can spread and result in the loss of gums, bone, and teeth. Tooth decay is caused by acids on the teeth that occur with poor oral hygiene and creates small holes in the natural tooth enamel. These holes can become large, resulting in infection of the tooth’s inner canals or severe pain and discomfort.
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How can I prevent gum disease and cavities?

Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental offer solutions to help prevent and treat cavities and gum disease. A popular anti-cavity treatment is fluoride and sealants, which provide an extra layer of protection against cavities when paired with good dental hygiene habits. Gum disease can also be prevented with proper care of the smile, including brushing and flossing. Gum disease is a condition that cannot be cured, so it is best to be diligent about caring for the smile to keep it from developing in the first place.

Are you worried that you might be dealing with infection or decay?

Even if it’s not time for your six-month checkup at Sherwood Dental, it is important to visit your dentist when problems arise. Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel encourage patients to call the office to get a proper diagnosis of their condition and speak to a professional about appropriate treatment options. Call 844-951-8855 to request a consultation visit at Sherwood Dental, conveniently located at 2892 South Sheridan Way.

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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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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