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    Tips to Whitening Your Teeth at Home

    We've all seen celebrities with gorgeous white smiles, and many of us would love to get that same look. The question is, how exactly can you make that happen on your own?


    One of the most common dental problems is stained teeth. However, you can easily get rid of those stains with some simple at-home remedies.


    If you're looking for a home teeth whitening treatment that actually works, keep reading. We've put together a quick guide to whitening your teeth at home!

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    How to Prevent Your Child from Getting Cavities

    Do you want your child to have good oral hygiene? Then you've come to the right place. 


    Even though it’s common for children to get cavities, it is still a serious oral health issue. But luckily, cavities are easily preventable if you take the right steps. Hint: don't skip any of their dental visits! 


    Keep reading to learn how to prevent your child from getting cavities.

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    Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Gorgeous Smile

    Your smile is important. If you have broken, missing, or crooked teeth, it can cause you to lose your confidence in your smile. But fear not! Cosmetic dentistry can help you to regain that lost confidence and improve the quality of your smile. 

    From teeth whitening through to veneers, inlays, teeth alignment, and dental contouring, there are many different ways in which cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile. There are also different options to suit your financial needs. 

    But what are the different types of cosmetic dentistry available? 

    In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the various options that are available to you to help you to regain confidence in your smile. 

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  • Women pointing at her smile
    Tips for Choosing the Right Family Dental Clinic

    Everyone in your family has their own very specific oral health needs. For that reason, it is important that you think carefully when it comes to choosing the right family dental clinic.

    Knowing where to look and what to ask when approaching a new dentist is essential. You’ll want to know that your family is in good hands. 

    But what should you look for in a dental practice? 

    Here are some tips for helping you to find the right family dental clinic for your needs. 

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  • Woman comparing invisalign and braces
    Invisalign vs. Braces: Which One Should You Get?

    Did you know that 90% of people have teeth that are misaligned? Fixing even minimal problems with your teeth could help make you feel better about your smile.


    If you've started researching your options, you know the debate between Invisalign vs. braces is a hot topic. Which one is right for you? Continue reading to learn about the pros and cons of each.


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  • A girl getting sedated at the dentist.
    The Different Types of Sedation Dentistry and Why It Should Matter to You?

    Do you suffer from dental anxiety?

    If you do, then the thought of pain is probably one of the things that will only increase your anxiety. The best way to avoid this is to do sedation dentistry. However, there are different types of sedation dentistry available.

    Knowing the types available will help you decide on what you are comfortable with. Some sedation works better with certain procedures.

    To ensure that you make the right decision take a look at the different types of sedation available.

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  • Artificial Teeth on White Table.
    Why Should a Tooth Be Restored?

    Restorative dentistry is the kind of treatment used for restoring the morphology, integrity and function of missing tooth structure resulting from decay or external trauma. The concept is about restoring the diseased soft and hard tissues to bring them back to their original physical form. This is completely dependent on how difficult the procedure is and how the patient feels comfortable going through it.

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  • Image of woman sitting in dental chair while professional doctor fixing her teeth
    What Are the Common Dental Problems

    The basics of dental hygiene are taught to most people from childhood. This is because teeth serve multiple purposes which all are very important. Their primary objective is chewing food for effective digestion though they also play a big part in our appearance and smile. As important and useful as teeth are, they aren’t unbreakable. That’s why it’s critical to brush and floss daily along with regularly visiting the dentist. Educating yourself about dental issues can also help a lot in preventing them.

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  • Young boy looking at the mirror with toothy smile sitting on the chair with dentist and assistant at the dental office
    When Should You Start Taking Your Child to the Dentist?

    Pediatric dentists cater to the oral care needs of infants and children (including those who have special needs). They undergo two to three years of specialized training after completing dental school. Pediatric dentists use several different approaches to help children complete their dental treatment and are trained to make them feel comfortable. They educate the kids and their parents about the importance of preventative oral health care.


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    How Long Does Tooth Restoration Last?

    The term ‘restorative dentistry’ refers to procedures that help to restore the function and esthetic state of teeth, after they are decayed, damaged or missing. Fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures are all covered under restorative dentistry. The goal is to preserve the natural function and state of your teeth by filling in cavities or replacing the missing teeth. At Sherwood Family Dental, we offer a variety of restorative dental treatments.

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  • closeup of smile with white healthy teeth.
    Is It Time for A Smile Makeover?

    Are you embarrassed by your teeth? Have you stopped smiling for photos? If so, it might be time to get a smile makeover. As dentists, we want our patients to smile as much as possible. You may think there’s nothing that can be done about your teeth, but a number of common dental problems that stop people from smiling are easy to fix. Here are four of them:

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  • X-ray image of teeth and mouth with wisdom teeth
    Common Causes for Wisdom Teeth Removal

    For some people, getting wisdom teeth extracted is an anticipated rite of passage into adulthood. But not everyone has to get these molars removed. If your own wisdom teeth grow in properly, are correctly positioned and don’t cause any problems, your dentist may prefer that they stay in. However, there are several common reasons why wisdom teeth may need to come out. Here are a few:

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  • Dentist examining a female patient
    5 Common Dental Emergencies

    Most of your dental health routine hopefully won’t involve emergency trips to the dentist. Regular hygienic practices such as brushing twice daily, flossing, and visiting your dentist in Victoria annually will help prevent the majority of dental problems.


    Sometimes, however, things happen that are out of your control. That’s why we at Sherwood Family Dental do everything we can to accommodate our patients who need an emergency trip to the dentist. If you find yourself in one of the following situations, call us at our Victoria clinic to get the care you need.

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Sherwood Family Dental Clinic

4136 Wilkinson Rd,

Saanich, BC V8Z 5A7


Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM*

Sunday: Closed

*Only open the second and fourth Saturday of each month.



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