Teeth Cleanings

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining not only your oral health but also your overall well-being. These preventive visits help detect early signs of dental issues, prevent gum disease and decay, and ensure your smile remains healthy and vibrant for years to come.

Dental Checkups in New Berlin, WI

Regular dental visits are crucial for removing plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing might miss, and it’s generally recommended to visit the dentist every six months for optimal oral health. These appointments also allow our dentists to conduct thorough examinations of your oral health, including checking for signs of decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. Early detection and treatment not only can save you from complicated procedures down the line but also help ensure long-term dental health, keeping your smile bright and healthy.

A patient smiling while a dentist works on their teeth using dental instruments. The dentist is holding a dental mirror and an explorer tool, examining the patient's teeth closely. The patient appears to be comfortable and relaxed.
  • Why is regular teeth cleaning important?

    Regular teeth cleanings are vital as they prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which are the primary causes of gum disease and tooth decay. Cleanings also remove stains from the teeth, freshen your breath, and allow our dental professionals to identify and address oral health issues before they become more serious. Maintaining clean teeth and healthy gums also has implications for overall health, as research has linked oral health issues like gum disease to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.


  • How much does a dental checkup and teeth cleaning cost?

    The cost for a dental checkup at Willow Dental typically includes an examination and a cleaning.

    • Cleaning, Exam, & Full Series of X-Rays: $511

    These prices can vary based on specific patient needs, any additional treatments required during the visit, and your insurance coverage at the time of your visit. A variety of dental insurance plans cover 100% of this cost. Please consult with our office for specific pricing after your insurance coverage. We also have an in-house dental savings plan for those without insurance to get coverage for cleanings/exams and discounts on other services.

  • Why are brushing and flossing important?

    Brushing and flossing are key to maintaining oral health for several important reasons:

    • Prevent Plaque Buildup: Brushing and flossing regularly help remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. If not cleaned off, plaque can harden into tartar, which is much harder to remove and can lead to gum disease.
    • Reduce Risk of Cavities: Removing food particles and plaque buildup from your teeth and gums helps prevent the formation of cavities. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can erode tooth enamel and create holes in the teeth.
    • Prevent Gum Disease: Regular brushing and flossing help keep your gums healthy by removing plaque that may irritate the gum line and cause gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. If you leave gingivitis untreated, it will likely progress to more severe periodontitis and could cause tooth loss.
    • Maintain Fresh Breath: Good oral hygiene helps prevent halitosis or bad breath. Removing bacteria and food particles reduces the causes of unpleasant odors.
    • Overall Health: Maintaining oral hygiene is also beneficial for your overall health. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to several serious diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illness. Regularly removing harmful bacteria from your mouth can reduce the risk of these conditions.

    Therefore, brushing twice daily and flossing daily are fundamental to keeping your teeth, gums, and overall body healthy. 

Is It Time For Your Next Checkup?

If you would like to know more about dental checkups and other forms of preventative dental care, please reach out to our office, and we would be glad to assist you further.

Willow Dental

3333 S Sunny Slope Rd Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151
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Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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