Smiles on Wheels team takes great pride in helping their clients maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.
“If eyes are the windows to the soul, then the mouth is the window to the body.”
This powerful concept is one of the guiding principles of Smiles on Wheels. Our motto is to make dental hygiene care accessible to clients, hence Smiles on Wheels' fully-equipped Mobile Dental Hygiene van comes right at your door step (Work or Home).
At Smiles on Wheels Mobile Dental Hygiene Care we focus on working together towards healthy smiles. We help and educate our clients in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. Our goal is to improve clients' oral health by eliminating and preventing potential problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath, yellow teeth through education and treatment within our scope of practice. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.
"All Dental Hygiene services are subjected to suitability and individual assessment."
Your initial visit will begin with a comprehensive dental hygiene exam. The dental hygienist will go through your medical and dental history, along with an assessment of your oral hygiene care at home. All the information collected will be discussed with you to prepare a personalized treatment plan. Client specific goals will be set to achieve the optimal oral health.
The removal of the soft (plaque) and hard (tarter) deposits from the teeth, both above and below the gum line is called scaling. We do scaling with piezo scaler and hand instruments. If the plaque and tarter is left untreated it can cause gingivitis and can lead to irreversible periodontitis, which can further lead to tooth loss. The removal of plaque and calculus, and ultimately bacteria, is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Dental polishing also known as Prophylaxsis is done to remove any stains that teeth gather from food we eat or drink. Selective coronal polishing is done as per clients need to remove the extrinsic stains. The purpose of dental polishing is to leave the surfaces of teeth clean so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.
Fluoride aids in the prevention of decay as well as sensitivity by strengthening the enamel of the teeth and aiding in the re-mineralization process. Fluoride foam or gel is placed into small, flexible foam trays and placed over the teeth for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Afterwards the patient is directed to spit as much out as possible. It can also be done as a rinse like a mouthwash.
Sealants for Children
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings placed over the chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect them from developing caries (tooth decay). Sealants cover the bumpy surfaces and crevices called “pits and fissures.” They keep food and plaque from getting trapped in those spaces. As long as sealants remain intact, they can protect the chewing surfaces from decay in children and adults. Sealants are durable and can stand up to daily chewing forces for months or even years.
We remove the soft and hard deposits from the denture and give denture care instructions as per denture condition and clients requirements. We instruct on proper cleaning and taking care of your complete and partial denture. It is recommended to always label dentures and store them in containers partially filled with water. Always remove the denture before going to bed. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your appliance.
Teeth whitening has been around for years and has proven itself safe in most people. Although, some short term or temporary effects like sensitivity may occur. We provide two types of teeth whitening - Take-home whitening and In-office Laser teeth whitening. Depending on the type of whitening, the maintenance procedure will vary. If you avoid colored food and teeth are maintained regularly, they generally remain white and bright for a long time.
Oral Health Education
The purpose of oral health education is to impart knowledge on the significance of good oral care and the importance of seeing a dental professional regularly. We aim to educate our clients about the importance of mechanical removal of oral biofilm via toothbrushing, flossing and use of chemotherapeutic agents. At Smiles on Wheels we assess and consider clients limitations, their risks, susceptibility to disease, their personal and cultural values and preferences before formulating the goals for daily oral care. We give one on one instruction and strongly believe in prevention. If you are looking for a Oral health educator, contact Smiles on Wheels, Balbir Sohi RDH.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is the 13th most diagnosed cancer in Canada and chances of a successful treatment are likely with an early detection. It can be found in the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks or lining, or deeper in jaw bones. Regular visits to a dental professional is the best defense against oral cancer as it is difficult to diagnose by an untrained eye. “During each exam we are trained to look for any signs or abnormalities in the mouth” says Registered Dental Hygienist Balbir Sohi, founder of Smiles on Wheels Mobile Dental Hygiene Care.