National Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

While November marks the beginning of the holiday season, there’s another reason why it’s an important time of the year. November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, a gentle reminder to check in on our oral health and consider precautions like Oral DNA Testing which can reduce our risk of disease. Oral cancer screening is a… READ MORE

September is National Gum Care Month

Did you know that September is National Gum Care Month? Your gums are one of the most important structures in your mouth. Not only do they help support your teeth, but they also serve as a protective barrier and prevent harmful bacteria from getting into your bloodstream. That’s why it’s important to continually take good… READ MORE

What Is Dental Ozone Therapy?

Dental Ozone Therapy is available for our patients seeking holistic dentistry treatments that support natural healing and is minimally invasive at our Lansing Dentist office. Hello, this is Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS, and we are committed to helping you enjoy optimal health and wellness, using safe alternatives to reduce infection that meet our high… READ MORE

National Root Canal Day

Today, May 10, 2023, is recognized as National Root Canal Day. The holiday was created in 2005 by Chris Kammer, a founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, to educate people about the importance of dental care. He’s also a known advocate for the oral-systemic approach to the prevention of disease. I would… READ MORE

Oh My Beating Heart – Know Your Numbers!

Blood pressure is a measurement most of us are familiar with. It provides a critical insight into the health of someone’s cardiovascular system. It is a reading that should be taken at every medical visit. It consists of two numbers, the first number being Systolic, which is the pressure of the blood as it is… READ MORE

Is Guided Biofilm Therapy Right for You?

Professional dental cleanings are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But if you’re like 50-80% of American adults who suffer from dental anxiety, you may find yourself skipping out on your dentist appointments. If this sounds like your situation, then I have some good news for you! There’s now a gentler, stress-free way… READ MORE

How Common is Oral Cancer

A warm hello to everyone during this Holiday season. I’m Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS and my dental practice is in Lansing, Michigan. I’ve dedicated my life to the study and practice of biologic and holistic dentistry, and I am intensely focused on providing patient-centered care. This is a tough topic to absorb especially given… READ MORE

We Now Offer Guided Biofilm Therapy

Hello, this is your Lansing dentist, Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS and today I have some exciting news to share with you! Bechtel Dentistry is now offering Guided Biofilm Therapy for all dental hygiene appointments! If you’re someone who cringes at the thought of getting your teeth cleaned because of the potential pain and discomfort,… READ MORE

Eating Habits and Lifestyle Changes Can Help TMJ

Left untreated, TMJ can cause a tremendous amount of pain and discomfort, and severely impact one’s quality of life. Individuals who suffer from TMJ Disorder are often burdened by debilitating symptoms such as chronic jaw pain, migraines, back pain, facial pain, and difficulty chewing or speaking. Experts estimate that approximately 10-15% of Americans suffer from… READ MORE

A Conservative Holistic Option for Treating TMJ Disorder

Hello, I’m Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS and today I’d like to talk about some of the methods I use to treat TMJ Disorder. You or someone you know may benefit from knowing this information. TMD is a troublesome and painful health affliction that affects millions of Americans. Individuals who suffer from this condition are… READ MORE

Patient Testimonial Spotlight

I have found my experience with Dr. Bechtel to be completely satisfactory. I have observed him to be patient, logical, extremely detailed, caring, willing to help in whatever I asked of him, and persistent in achieving our mutual goals. I met Dr. Bechtel in 2020 when I had my third episode of TMJ. Two prior… READ MORE

Bad Habits To Break If You Suffer From TMJ Disorder

TMJ facial pain and headaches impact about 10% to 15% of Americans, impacting their quality of life and making daily tasks more difficult. The pain, discomfort, and tenderness can affect jaw joints, the face, neck, ears, shoulders, and upper back. Many TMD sufferers experience trouble sleeping, eating, and other activities that make day-to-day living more… READ MORE

An Oral DNA Test Can Save Your Life

You may have heard people referring to your mouth as the gateway to the rest of your body. Countless research studies have been finding increasing evidence that demonstrates just how significant the health of our mouth impacts the overall health of the rest of our body. This is called the oral-systemic connection. This simply means… READ MORE

What Causes Teeth Grinding During Sleep?

Do you ever wake up in the morning with soreness in your neck, back, or ear or a stiff, tired-feeling jaw? You may be unconsciously grinding your teeth at night. I have patients come into my office with these same complaints as much as once or twice per week. Often, patients who suffer from teeth… READ MORE

Holistically & Biologically Inclined Dentistry in 2022

Hello, this is Dr. Jonathan J. Bechtel, DDS and I am super excited about continuing to provide holistically and biologically inclined dentistry in 2022. I’m fully dedicated to the integrated health and wellness of the whole body and helping my patients with their health and wellness goals. I feel blessed to be practicing holistically and… READ MORE

Can Biomimetic Dentistry Prevent Root Canals?

At my dental practice in Lansing, MI, I am committed to providing restorative dental services that uphold our holistic and biologic wellness standards. I provide a biologic alternative to conventional crowns with biomimetic, minimally invasive restorations. Biomimetic Dentistry is a superior form of dentistry that’s been proven to provide better long-term oral health than traditional… READ MORE