Preventative Hygiene

Protect Your Oral Health with Preventative Hygiene

Preventative hygiene is the secret to protecting or improving your oral health. At Wihlm Dental, we are trained and committed to practicing the highest standard of preventative care.

We know that if we are able to catch dental problems early, we can work together to reverse or restore the problem before it turns into a larger problem. We care about your teeth and gums and we’ll make sure that you receive excellent dental treatment which will help you to enjoy better oral health and general health.

Principles of Preventative Hygiene

To enjoy superlative oral health, you need to take care of yourself! It all begins with regular brushing and daily flossing! We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice per day, for at least two minutes each time. Floss to remove any debris that your toothbrush may have missed. Actually, you may floss before or after you brush, or any time throughout the day. The sequence isn't as important as the process itself.

It is important to use toothpaste with fluoride and a high-quality dental floss which glides easily. We don’t recommend one brand over another, just choose one that works well for you!

Self-care isn’t enough to effectively remove all the bacteria, so you should always schedule dental cleaning at least twice per year. When you let us clean your teeth, at least every six months, you’ll be investing in your own appearance, oral health and overall health. Our team will be able to diagnose any dental/oral health problems which may be present...and then create a sensible plan of action!

During preventative hygiene appointments, we also perform oral exams and use digital x-rays in order to see potential problems. We customize our recommendation for the frequency of x-rays for each patient. It’s is important for us not to expose you to radiation unnecessarily. In addition, we perform screenings for oral cancer at every hygiene appointment.

When you combine daily brushing and flossing with routine checkups at our clean and serene dental practice, you’ll be covering all of the bases. You’ll have a healthy smile, healthy gums and a healthy mouth!

We are a Comprehensive Dental Practice

If you need specific services, such as white composite fillings, dental hygiene, teeth whitening, dental crowns or bridges and cosmetic dentistry, you’ll find that we’re able to provide these services. Actually, this just scratches the surface! We take care of many dental problems for our patients and we also make dentures and do dental implant restorations.

In comprehensive dentistry, quite often, we must work with specialists who practice outside of our dental office. We have strong and positive relationships with many different specialists in the area and we will coordinate your treatment with them when it’s needed.

When you choose our practice, we will educate you to help you make informed decisions about your treatment. Also, you should know that our Oshkosh-based dental practice is affordable. We are pleased to offer caring and professional service to everyone who walks through our front door and we accept a variety of dental insurances. We also work with you to plan your treatment so it fits into your budget.

We serve the needs of patients of all ages. We strive to build great relationships with our patients based on trust, excellent preventative dental hygiene and personalized dental care.

Take Good Care of Your Smile

Your smile says so much about you. It's your way of showing the world who you are. When you practice proper preventative hygiene, you'll have a smile which pleases others and pleases you, too.

You deserve the best dental care, schedule your dental exam and cleaning at our office today! You’ll love the way your teeth, gums and mouth feel afterward and you’ll know that you’re doing what’s best for your oral health.


What Our Patients Have to Say

  • Scheduling with Wihlm Dental was simple and efficient; they worked to accommodate my schedule, as I have to travel a distance to see them. The office offers a relaxed and welcoming environment, and I even was pampered with a paraffin hand treatment! The entire staff was warm and respectful, particularly when reviewing personal and medical well as discussing my flossing habits :) I believe I receive the best possible dental care and am impressed with their state of the art equipment and use of technology within the practice. I never have a hesitation to regularly schedule routine care every 6 months. I highly recommend Wihlm Dental. They know the importance of oral health care, and have taught me to better understand the importance of it as well!
    Mary Kapral Belville
  • Dr. Wihlm's office has a relaxing atmosphere that makes the kids (and adults) want to go to the dentist! Excellent, thoughtful and gentle care for adults and kids alike.
  • Sometime, we take for granted the simple pleasure of chewing food, gum and a few edibles. For almost two years, I was denied of that pleasure due to a broken tooth and a deep cavity in my upper tooth. I went through two Doctors to fix them. The first time that my broken tooth was fixed, within 48 hours, I was drinking a cold Pepsi and my tooth fell into the cup that I was drinking from in a restaurant. Can you imagine the embarrassment? Well, within three months I had four replacement of my tooth, none held long enough for me to enjoy eating. I went to Dr. Wihlm's office to get my both cavity and broken tooth fixed. I have not felt so much better in the last two year than few days that Dr. Wihlm fixed both the broken tooth and my cavity. There is nothing better than finding a good Doctor that gets to the bottom of one's problem and fix and restore one back to good health. If you have nagging teeth, problem, cavity problem or whatever the nature of your dental problem go to Dr. Wihlm's office. They are very thorough and spend good time to help you out.
    Ladd Oyewo
  • My family receives top notch dental care at Dr. Wihlm's office. From scheduling to office atmosphere, staff and Dr. Wihlm, the experience has always been positive.
    Allison Schmidt