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Oral Health Education

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Windsor Team Care Centre (WTCC) is providing Oral Health Education to individuals
aged 16 and up who are experiencing oral health concerns.

Oral Health Education

A Registered Dental Hygienist will provide you with:

  • An oral cancer screening, starting with risk assessment and health history, and teach you how to do at home oral cancer checks.
  • A visual exam of your teeth and gums to identify any possible concerns.
  • A cavity risk assessment to determine if you are at risk for cavities and provide you with strategies to decrease your risk level.
  • Patient specific oral health education modules that could include: Dry Mouth Management, Cavity & Decay Process, Periodontal (Gum) Disease, Oral Cancer, Smoking/Vaping & Oral Health, and Prenatal & Infant Oral Health.
  • An oral health plan is created that includes individualized oral hygiene instruction and provides strategies to improve your oral health.
  • Community referrals are provided for individuals to access dental services.
  • Provisions are given to implement new oral health behaviors including toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, denture brush, etc.

Preventative treatments are available on an as needed basis, this includes:

  • Fluoride Varnish Applications: Aid in the prevention of cavities and treatment of hypersensitive teeth.
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride Application: Can arrest the progression of an already formed cavity in primary or permanent teeth. Can also help decrease dental sensitivity.

What to Expect

What to Expect - Oral Health Education
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How Do I Get Connected?

Eligible clients must be referred by a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

Ask your primary care provider about a referral to the Oral Health Education Program.

Eligibility Criteria

Clients aged 16 and up without private dental insurance experiencing oral health concerns can get connected with services by a Family Physician or Nurse Practitioner referral.

The Oral Health Education Program is an education-based program that does not provide traditional dental services such as teeth cleanings, teeth whitening, fillings, etc.

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The Oral Health Education Program is funded by the Windsor Essex Community Foundation and Green Shield Canada.

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