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 110 reviews from around the Web.
  • 02/16/2018
         
    The front desk ladies were awesome, and Ginger was very welcoming. Dr. Hanchett was quick and thorough and insured me of my next visit.
  • 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...
  • 01/11/2018
         
    I found the staff very helpful and efficient. Dr. Hanchett was professional, patient and answered all of my questions.
  • 10/27/2017
         
    I have an excellent dentist office - always friendly and courteous:)
  • 08/23/2017
         
    Saw my husband for the first time on an extremely short notice (called Mon, got him in Tues morning). Staff treated us with great respect and took care of......
  • 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.
  • 08/11/2016
         
    Staff are always friendly but efficient staying on task while communicating with patient. Best, Wayne Rocheleau
  • 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...
  • 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 &...
  • 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...
  • 07/22/2016
         
    Everyone was very friendly and there were no surprises. Actually enjoyed going to the dentist!
  • 09/09/2016
         
    A great office made possible by great and friendly professionals! I appreciate and use your online services.
  • 07/11/2018
         
    Gentle, caring and friendly atmosphere and people.
  • 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...
  • 04/29/2018
         
    He has been good to me. They get you in right away You never have much if any wait time. He is very careful not to hurt you .

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.