Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Water's Edge
James Hanchett, D.D.S.
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
(231) 627-4301
11404 N Straits Hwy
Cheboygan, MI 49721
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James Hanchett, D.D.S. is rated 5 out of 5 based on 100 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/01/2017
    The business office is ALWAYS professional and welcoming. I greatly appreciate that Becky ALWAYS stops what she's doing to talk with me. In this day &...
  • 10/15/2017
    The Dentist and his entire office staff are very friendly and accommodating They make sure the patient understands the work being prescribed, and the options...
  • 07/28/2017
    Great dentist! Calm and patient! I was a first time patient and very nervous. He put me at ease and I'm going back!!
  • 09/09/2016
    A great office made possible by great and friendly professionals! I appreciate and use your online services.
  • 06/03/2016
    I was very pleased with the sub for Casie. She was very thorough and gave me some helpful hints regarding some practices which I have already incorporated...
  • 06/29/2017
    The team at Dr. Hanchett's office is excellent. From the front desk, to the dental hygienist, to Dr. Hanchett, they are kind, helpful, friendly, and gentle.
  • 11/13/2017
    Great staff; great dentist. Professional, considerate and ubër friendly dentist and staff. Two thumbs up.
  • 02/05/2017
    Wonderful dentist. Everyone in this office is wonderful.
  • 12/13/2016
    Dr. Hanchett's staff was most friendly and helpful. I was immediately comfortable. The facility has a beautiful, calming view of the Cheboygan River and the...
  • 11/01/2017
    I have had extensive dental work most of my life. I am so grateful I found Dr. Hanchett and his staff. I needed a partial....
  • 02/17/2016
    I've always been frightened to go to the dentist. Dr. Hanchett's staff always makes me feel welcome and puts me at ease. I thank them all very much for their...
  • 03/30/2016
    all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds can you identtfy the character and the author who created him/her?
  • 06/15/2016
    Dr. Hanchett and his staff are superb. They are very friendly, helpful and considerate. I highly recommend this dental practice to anyone.
  • 09/02/2016
    While on vacation I developed a bad tooth ache. They were able to see me the same day I called. The Doc's diagnosis and treatment was right, I was feeling...
  • 12/23/2017
    Very friendly office staff and dentist. Highly recommend.
  • 03/16/2016
    Ginger, Debby, Becky, and of course Dr. Hanchett are wonderful professionals! Thank you, sincerely
  • 03/03/2017
    It's all good.. I have always had dentist the graduated from UofD.. from my very first.. Dr Bell & Dr Bass.. in Hamtramck. . To now.. all have been...
  • 06/30/2016
    Excellent practice and greatly appreciate the emails for appointment reminders
  • 08/23/2017
    Thank you for taking care of my husband's needs and making him so comfortable while being there! Will definitely recommend this dentist to others in the...

Preventive Dentistry
Your Oral Health

Your oral health and the quality of your smile have a large impact on your well being. A bright, welcoming smile can greatly increase your self-confidence, and make a positive impression on others.

The health of your teeth and gums also affects other aspects of your physical health. Researchers continually link good oral health to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening conditions.

The most important part of maintaining your oral health is conscientious personal oral hygiene and regular maintenance visits with Dr. Hanchett and his team.

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing removes food particles and helps prevent the buildup of bacteria on and around your teeth. This bacteria will otherwise accumulate, and harden into a thick plaque, eventually causing tooth decay and bone loss below the gum.

Some tips for maintaining your oral health are:

  • Brush twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste, ideally after each meal.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Limit snacking in between meals and minimize the amount of processed sugars you consume.

Regular Office Visits

Regular visits allow Dr. Hanchett to diagnose any problems early, monitor any areas of decay, and remove plaque that has built up over time. He will also assess the health of the gums and other tissues in your mouth.

Each person has individual needs or concerns. Your dental cleanings are also an opportunity for you to discuss these with Dr. Hanchett.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is just as deadly as other forms of cancer, but if discovered early enough, nearly 90% of all cases are curable. That is why at every dental visit, we will exam your mouth for signs of cancer.

Because cancer can take the form of many non-alarming tissue changes in the oral region, it is important that you see us if you have any sore or discolored area of your mouth that does not heal within 14 days.