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 92 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/16/2015
         
    Debbie, Ginger and Cheryl, all awesome people who make me feel comfortable.
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I give Dr. Hanchett a 5 star rating. Very caring and professional and frindly.
  • 04/06/2016
         
    We have always found everyone to be friendly and professional. Kasi cleaned my teeth and was very helpful in suggesting things to make it easier for me to...
  • 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......
  • 02/03/2017
         
    U r the best. Thank you for getting me right in. I really appreciated it
  • 08/30/2016
         
    Office staff are friendly and efficient. Dr. Hanchett is very knowledgeable and explains treatment plans thoroughly.
  • 09/02/2016
         
    Had a tooth pulled today by Dr. Hanchett and his lovely assistant Ginger. They were amazing and made me feel so at ease. I would highly recommend them. Feel...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 02/19/2016
         
    If someone asks I refer.. good results.. all I know is that all my life I most of the dentist that I have had were UofD grads the one I problems with my...
  • 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
  • 03/18/2016
         
    It was great your staff is great and helpful
  • 03/10/2016
         
    Front desk staff member was excellent in her performance of her job and her friendly behavior. I was also impressed by the Dental Hygienist, she explained...
  • 06/05/2017
         
    Dr. Hanchett and is staff are friendly and professional. Our family looks forward to going to the dentist :)
  • 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
  • 09/07/2015
         
    The person who cleaned my teeth did an outstanding job. I know my teeth are not the cleanest or the best maintained but the hygienist did a outstanding job....

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Teeth Whitening

As a person ages, mineral exposure causes the teeth to gradually darken. Over time, some food, drink, or tobacco products also create unattractive yellowish-brown stains. Less commonly, you may experience discoloration due to some medications or bacterial infections.

We offer several techniques for eliminating discoloration to give you a brighter, more attractive smile. These techniques include:

  • In-Office Bleaching
  • At-Home Whitening

Whitening procedures are not a solution for all discoloration (e.g. darkening caused by cavities). Similarly, whitening does not work on all stains. Dr. Hanchett is committed to helping you choose the best option for your personal situation. Some cases that are not appropriate for whitening procedures can be effectively treated with restorative options.

Take home whitening procedures can whiten your teeth about 4 to 6 shades on a standard scale showing the range of teeth color. Our in-office whitening can whiten the teeth up to 8 shades, depending on the level of initial discoloration and your desired results.

Whitening Procedures

In-Office Chemical Whitening (Opalescence® Boost)
Opalescence Boost Whitening is an in-office treatment that provides you with superior results in about an hour. It uses a chemically activated formula that allows Dr. Hanchett to whiten your teeth without any bothersome heat or ultra-violate rays. Additionally, the chemical formula contains potassium nitrate and fluoride that help to improve your oral health by strengthening the enamel, decreasing sensitivity and increasing resistance to cavities.

At-Home Chemical Whitening (Bleaching)
You may also choose to chemically whiten your teeth at home. In this case, Dr. Hanchett will fit a tray to your bite, and provide you with a mild whitening gel. Over a course of weeks or months, you regularly apply the gel to your teeth using the tray.

This method is more gradual, and less noticeable to others. In rare instances, some patients experience gum sensitivity or discomfort in response to the gel.