Wihlm Dental in Oshkosh, WI

Confident Smiles No Matter Your Age

Wihlm Dental in Oshkosh, WI

Confident Smiles No Matter Your Age

Family Dentistry, Delivering Confident Smiles

Preventative Hygiene

At Wihlm Dental an Initial Oral Exam is the first appointment for each new patient. The initial exam includes a visual exam, oral cancer screening, TMJ evaluation, tooth charting, periodontal assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment recommendations.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Good practices to keep your teeth clean and healthy include regular brushing and flossing, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. If teeth discoloration is an issue, you can visit your dentist and request a teeth whitening.

Pediatric Dentistry

Every child is different, some develop their teeth earlier or later than the average. This chart is a diagram of when to start expecting the eruptions of your child’s teeth and the order in which the teeth will erupt.

Wihlm Dental
Michelle A. Wihlm, D.D.S.

At Wihlm Dental we practice gentle family dentistry, and we deliver confident smiles! No matter your age, you deserve to feel good about your teeth, oral health and smile! Our office has a small and friendly atmosphere; you will not find a crowded waiting room or have trouble scheduling timely appointments at this Oshkosh dentist. Dr. Michelle Wihlm and her staff have many specialties including Dental Hygiene, Fillings, Cosmetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, and Dental Crowns.

Our History

Wihlm Dental was established in March 2008 when Dr. Michelle Wihlm purchased the existing practice of Dr. Roger Jacobsen. Dr. Jacobsen had been in practice for over 35 years. Dr. Wihlm discovered her career and her passion for dental care when she assisted for Dr. Jacobsen in the summer of 2000. After completing her undergraduate degree and dental school, Dr. Wihlm became an associate with Dr. Jacobsen in 2007 before purchasing the practice in 2008.

Wihlm Dental is a practice devoted to providing a lifetime of optimal oral healthcare to our patients. Our goal is always to preserve natural tooth structure and to aid our patients in achieving a healthy and esthetic smile. We educate our patients so they are able to make informed decisions about their treatment. We strive to build positive relationships with our patients based on trust, excellent service and personalized dental care. The care of all our patients is important to us and is provided with a sense of caring, empathy, comfort and kindness.

Our Dentists

Dr. Michelle Wihlm


Dr. Ruth Marx


Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not see your question answered, contact us directly!

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is also called “periodontal disease.” Periodontal disease is caused by plaque remaining on your teeth. This causes inflammation in your gums and eventually your gums begin to pull away from your teeth. If periodontal disease is not treated properly, the tissues that support your teeth can become damaged, and lead to tooth loss.

What are some signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of periodontal disease include: Red and swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss Gums that have pulled away from your teeth Bad breath Pus between your teeth and gums Loose teeth Change in the way your teeth fit together when biting or a change in the way your partial denture fits. There are various stages of periodontal disease from early gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Red and swollen gums that bleed are a sign of gingivitis. At this stage, the disease is easily reversible with proper home care and a professional cleaning. More advanced periodontists requires a deeper cleaning below the gum line, also called scaling and root planing. 

How can I prevent periodontal disease?

To prevent periodontal disease: Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day Clean between your teeth with floss or other interdental cleaners Visit your dentist regularly for a cleaning and check-up Ask your dentist or dental hygienist how you can improve your home care Quit chewing tobacco or smoking Work with your physician to maintain your overall health

Am I at a higher risk for periodontal disease?

Research has shown associations between periodontal disease and many other conditions. Persons with diabetes, heart disease and smokers are at an increased risk of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease makes controlling blood glucose levels harder. Diabetes also can cause dry mouth and a fungal infection called thrush. Thrush is caused by the increased glucose level in the saliva and a dry mouth leading to painful white patches in your mouth. By controlling your blood glucose levels, brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly you can prevent periodontal disease. If your diabetes is not controlled you are more likely to develop these problems.

When should my child start going to the dentist?

Children should first begin seeing the dentist at age one or after the eruption of their first tooth. 

But my teeth don’t hurt, why do I need to come in for a check-up?

Even though your teeth may not hurt and may not have any sensitivity, there could still be dental disease present. Routine dental exams help to diagnose periodontal disease, decay and other potential problems before they become hazardous to your health. When disease is caught in the early stages, patients can save money by having it treated or repaired right away. Often times, the more advanced disease is more expensive, more invasive and sometimes impossible to repair.

Why should I go to Wihlm Dental?

At Wihlm Dental we go out of our way to make your visit comfortable. Our entire team is friendly and caring. They are all well-trained to give you the best care possible. We offer bottles of water, hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate in the waiting room. We have complimentary paraffin hand waxing available to our patients and relaxing patient chairs that have a massage feature. We care about each patient and will always treat you as an individual.

What kind of toothpaste should I be using for my child?

Starting at birth, you should cleaning your baby’s gums with a soft washcloth, finger cloth or infant toothbrush and water. As soon as the first tooth appears in your child’s mouth, it is important to keep it clean to prevent tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends you brush your child’s teeth two times a day with a smear (just enough to coat the bristle tips) of fluoridated toothpaste. As your child gets older, usually around 2-5 years of age, and is able to spit out the excess toothpaste, use no more than a pea sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.

What Our Patients Have to Say

Winnie Jeffers

My experience was positive from beginning to end. I was able to fill out paperwork online before I arrived. Staff members were cordial and helpful. During my consultation, Dr. Wihlm gave me accurate and specific dental information related to my situation, while honoring my personal questions and concerns. As a new resident of Oshkosh, I am very happy to be able to take "find a new dentist" off my list.

Colleen Andres

Dr. Wihlm is a kind and caring dentist. My experience has always been pleasant. The staff is wonderful and friendly. I enjoy the small personal touches too, like a blanket and the massage feature on the chair.

Carley Smith

My 1.5 year old had his first appointment today with the staff at Wihlm Dental.
From the moment we walked into the door, I felt extremely welcome! They knew my sons name without me even needing to tell them.
Dr. Wihlm ( personally and professionally) is an amazing person!
Her practice is 100% family friendly , and I will Recommend it to everyone!

Ryan Albers

The whole team at Wihlm is wonderful. My family and I always feel like we’re walking into a friends house when we go there. Hailey H is, hands down, the best hygienist I’ve ever had. I always recommend people go to Wihlm.

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Payment Options:

Payment is expected at the time of services. A 5% discount is offered for immediate payment in full made with cash or a check. This offer does not apply for insurance payments or third party reimbursement made on your behalf. Wihlm Dental works with most dental insurance plans, we will gladly submit your claims to the insurance company.

Wihlm Dental is a preferred provider for Delta Dental.

Please inquire about your insurance before your first appointment.

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Discover

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Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5 pm