Dental Health Coaching
Welcome to Bechtel Dentistry
Dr. Bechtel believes that the key to good oral health is prevention with an emphasis on education. His goal in every new patient visit is for each patient to come away with a better understanding of what is happening in their mouth. He understands that each patient is unique and uses all available options to satisfy their specific needs.
If you are a prospective patient, interested in what our Lansing Dental office has to offer you, or are just curious to see if your insurance plan will cover our care, head to the New Patients page for more information on our insurance information, forms, and a basic overview of what it’s like to receive dental care from Bechtel Dentistry.
Lansing Dentist Dr. Bechtel and our team are grateful for the testimonials that our patients share about their experience with us. It is our privilege to help our patients achieve their dental health goals. It’s easy to promote yourself, however the true reflection of our service is reflected in our patient’s comments.
“I appreciate Dr. Bechtel's personalized approach to my overall
dental health and fitness goals.”
“Friendly, comfortable service, a first class experience every time!”
If you are looking for a Lansing Smile Rejuvenation Dentist in the areas of Lansing, Holt, Okemos, or Mason, please contact our office. Dr. Bechtel and our dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health.
I want to introduce you to a patient in our practice, his name is Jurgen and he came to our practice in 2009 for our Smile Rejuvenation services. In talking with and working with Jurgen we came to an understanding that the primary concern or risk factor that he faced was his Biomechanical risk. That is, that he had worn down and broken down his dentition through excessive use of his teeth. Once he became aware of his risk factors and the consequences of where his oral health was heading, he decided that his ultimate goal was not to end up losing his teeth. So we came up with a plan to rejuvenate what had been destroyed and most importantly address the cause of the breakdown so it did not return. We did this work back in 2012 and 4 years later it is still holding up beautifully. Click below to learn more about Jurgen’s story…
Dr. Bechtel specializes in serving the needs of Senior Dentistry patients from all areas of Lansing, including the surrounding areas of Okemos, Mason, and Holt, Michigan. At the beginning of the twentieth century, about three million Americans (approximately 3% of the population) were 65 years of age or older. Fewer than 200,000 were 85 or older. Today (2014) there are about 46.2 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S., of whom over five and a half million are over the age of 85. There are now more people in this country over the age of 65 than there are children under the age of 8, and the proportion of those over the age of 85 is growing at a faster rate than that of any other age group. The number of seniors is projected to reach 92 million by 2060, with 18.2 million age 85 or older.
Your smile is your most important expression. You share your smile with family, friends, and colleagues many times throughout the day. Your smile makes first impressions, puts others at ease, and conveys your happiness. If your goal is to look younger, have whiter teeth, and smile bigger, then you aren’t alone! Cosmetic dentistry is immensely popular. In a matter of a short period of time, you too can look more youthful. Our cosmetic dentistry procedures – Teeth Whitening and Veneers can be performed in just one appointment to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Friends, co-workers, family, even strangers, will tell you that there is something more attractive about you. Dr. Bechtel is ready to design a smile that will make you feel and look the way you’ve always wanted.
Studies show that people who naturally smile more exercise “positive muscles” (those used for smiling) which immediately releases endorphins to the brain. Repeated studies also show that people who feel good about their appearance are happier, more successful, live more productive lives, make 18-20% more income and have lower anxiety and depression.
If you are looking for a Lansing Cosmetic Dentist in the areas of Lansing, Holt, Okemos, or Mason, please contact our office. Dr. Bechtel and our dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health.
Dr. Bechtel specializes in treating TMJ. If you are looking for a Lansing TMJ Dentist in the areas of Lansing, Holt, Okemos, or Mason, please contact our office. Dr. Bechtel and our dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health.
A very common issue among patients of all ages, tooth decay is a disease which can be prevented. Though it might not be life threatening, it can certainly result in quite negative impacts your day to day happiness.
Tooth decay is caused by prolonged or repeated exposure to acidic liquids and foods. Soft drinks, athletic drinks, energy drinks, juices, candy, and coffee are common contributors that can degrade your tool enamel. It is important to remember that high sugar consumption is a leading risk factor for tooth decay. We’d like to work with you to develop a plan to fight any tooth decay issues you might see developing.
When you feel sharp pain while drinking or eating warm or cold drinks and beverages, you might be experiencing an issue with sensitive teeth. It is caused by the expansion or contraction resulting from rapid temperature changed. Some patients have such sensitivities that even breathing cold air can cause pain. We can create strategies and provide treatments that can help decrease your pain.
If you are looking for a Lansing Restorative Care Dentist in the areas of Lansing, Holt, Okemos, or Mason, please contact our office. Dr. Bechtel and our dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health. At some point, we all need restorative help. And when that day comes, you want to know that your dentist has the experience and expertise to truly help your needs. We believe a smile should look and feel beautiful. At Bechtel Dentistry, our highly-trained team of dental professionals provides a wide range of restorative dental care services. Whether you’re struggling with advanced decay, have a damaged or broken tooth, or have gaps in your smile that you want to fill in, we will help develop a plan for you to enjoy good oral health and well-being again. Our restorative dentistry care will improve the appearance of your smile and your smile’s health and comfort:
• Composite Bonding & Filling
• Dentures & Partials
• Crowns & Bridges
• Dental Implants
Periodontal Disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also the most common infectious disease in the world. Research has shown that 35% of adults with teeth between ages 35 to 90 have Periodontitis, 22% have a mild form and 13% have moderate to severe disease.
The risk of Periodontal Disease increases with age. Although many teenagers and children show symptoms of Gingivitis, they are more resistant to developing Periodontal Disease. Some children and teens may develop aggressive forms of Periodontal Disease where bone and tooth loss can occur very rapidly.
Sleep apnea is a common, but possibly very disruptive health issues which causes a patient’s breathing to repeatedly start and stop. If you snore loudly in your sleep and often still feel tired after a full nights sleep, there is the possibility sleep apnea treatments might help you!
Sleep apnea has two primary variants:
- Obstructive sleep apnea is the typical variant, occurring when the muscles in the throat become relaxed.
- Central sleep apnea is the less common variant, occurring when the signals which control breathing are not being properly transmitted from the brain.
Benefits of Invisalign
Let me guess, you had braces in your adolescence and now as an adult you are starting to notice that your teeth have shifted and are not straight anymore and the thought of getting braces again for a couple of years makes you cringe, right? Well relax because we might just have the solution you are looking for.
In our office we utilize Invisalign to move and align teeth. It is ideal for closing spaces between your teeth or fixing minor areas of crowding or unsightly tooth rotations or tipping.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. If you are looking for a Lansing Invisalign Dentist in the areas of Lansing, Holt, Okemos, or Mason, please contact our office. Dr. Bechtel and our dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and empowering our patients with information about their dental health.
“Dr. Bechtel and the team are focused on wellness for the whole family”
Dr. Bechtel has dramatically improved and enlarged the office and has hired new and terrific staff. Everyone always is on top of whatever needs attention. As a patient for years, I’ve never had a complaint with any service, recommendation, or result. I can’t say enough good things about thoroughness, use of technology, cleanliness, friendliness of the office, or the feeling I always get that these people are deeply committed to what they do and to doing it the very best it can be. Not pushy. No fear. Comfortable. Straightforward. Competent. Caring. Pleasant.
~ Janet C. from Okemos