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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The Importance of Early Screening to Prevent & Treat Oral Cancer in Oakville, ON


The Importance of Early Screening to Prevent & Treat Oral Cancer in Oakville, ON Area

As with any disease or disorder, prevention, early care, and remedial action are all key to improving survival rates for diseases like cancer. In the instance of oral cancer and Oropharyngeal Cancers, you and your dental care provider have an advantage. That is the ability of your dental professional to examine the mouth and upper throat easily. With other cancers, examination and diagnosis are much more involved. But with early screening, patients have a much better chance of catching or preventing early oral cancer development.

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

In most cases, oral cancer risk factors are easier to eliminate than treating the disease itself. If you are exposed to any of the following risk factors, you should be screened for oral cancer at least once every 12 months. The most common risk factors include but are not limited to:
  • Tobacco Use: Tobacco is a risk factor for multiple disorders of the heart, lungs, as well as for cancers occurring at any point in the digestive tract.
  • Alcohol Use: Alcohol is an irritant. It can inflame tissues it makes contact with, such as in the mouth and throat, and compromise liver and immune function.
  • Combined Alcohol & Tobacco Use: Those who use these substances together can have as much as 100% increased risk of oral cancer.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Anyone who has tested positive for HPV and their sexual partners should be regularly screened for oral cancer.
  • Age & Gender: Persons over 55 are the majority of those diagnosed with oral cancer. Regular checkups after age 50 are strongly recommended. Men are also twice as likely to develop the disease as women.
  • Diet: A lack of nutritious food and excessive sugar are hallmarks of persons with a compromised immune function.
  • Compromised Immunity: Poor immune function is a risk factor for all manner of disease, including oral cancer.
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Screening Means Early Treatment

According to, the 5-year survival rate for oral cancer is nearly 90% for those diagnosed and treated early. The cost of screening with the VELscope is small and is easily affordable even without insurance.

Dental Oral Cancer Screening Services in Oakville

To learn more about the risk of oral cancer and how you can minimize them, get in touch with the orthodontic experts at Sherwood Dental Oakville, ON. Call us at 844-951-8855.
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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