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Richard Stockton Hoadley, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Richard Stockton Hoadley DDS is a top Dentist in Elk Rapids, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Richard Stockton Hoadley DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Richard Stockton Hoadley DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Richard Stockton Hoadley DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Elk Rapids, MI, Dr. Richard Stockton Hoadley DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
50 years Experience
Richard S. Hoadley, DDS
  • Elk Rapids, MI
  • The Ohio State University
  • Accepting new patients

I never grew out of my buck teeth. What should I do?

Yes, Orthodontics is frequently done on adults. Ask your dentist to refer you to the best Orthodontist in your area.

Why do I have a thick white coating on my tongue?

The situation should be checked by your dentist and hygienist for the best treatment plan. Make sure you brush your tongue when you brush your teeth.

Can my abscess go away on its own?

No. The abscess might drain and stop hurting, but it is quietly destroying part of your jaw bone. Get it checked soon or it will become untreatable and have to be removed.

Is a baking soda rinse safe for my teeth?

Baking soda and a mix of salt and baking soda have been used for years. I don't think it harms teeth or gums. There are some very effective antibacterial mouth rinses on the market. READ MORE
Baking soda and a mix of salt and baking soda have been used for years. I don't think it harms teeth or gums. There are some very effective antibacterial mouth rinses on the market.
Good home care is an important part of good oral health. Regular visits to your dentist are very important. Twice a year is common, but some people require three to four visits.

I have a boil on my gums. What should I do to treat it?

Make an appointment with your dentist promptly and find out what is going on. Any bump or sore in the mouth, that doesn't go away in 7 - 10 days needs to be checked out.

Will being on a liquid diet affect my teeth in any way?

The word "Detox" puts up a red flag. A very good source of information is: https://www.quackwatch.org see what they say, but it sounds like a hoax to me. I don't trust anything READ MORE
The word "Detox" puts up a red flag. A very good source of information is: https://www.quackwatch.org see what they say, but it sounds like a hoax to me. I don't trust anything that is promoted by a bunch of testimonials. The saying goes "multiple anecdotes still equals no data."

Would anesthesia be used during my root canal?

Yes, local anesthesia is used, especially on the first visit. If you are apprehensive about discomfort, local anesthesia is appropriate.

I have had 3 teeth chip in the past year. Is this normal?

Night time grinding and clenching is one possibility. This is treated with a night guard. Another possibility is teeth with large restorations (fillings), that should be restored READ MORE
Night time grinding and clenching is one possibility. This is treated with a night guard.
Another possibility is teeth with large restorations (fillings), that should be restored with crowns.
You may need both crowns and a night guard.

Are my medications staining my teeth?

I did a web search and found that liquid iron supplements are more likely to stain. Your pharmacist would be a good source of information.

Can braces get rusted?

Not that I know of. likely surface stain.

Is it okay to swallow the gel applied for a mouth ulcer?

A small quantity shouldn't hurt anything.

Why are my 5 year old son's teeth rotting?

Get your son an appointment to see your hygienist. They are highly skilled at controlling both gum problems and decay. Premature loss of primary teeth, will cause Orthodontic problems. READ MORE
Get your son an appointment to see your hygienist. They are highly skilled at controlling both gum problems and decay. Premature loss of primary teeth, will cause Orthodontic problems.

What is causing my teeth to yellow?

Teeth tend to darken with time. They can be brightened by bleaching. This can be done at home or in the office. Existing crowns and dark fillings don't bleach. You may need to READ MORE
Teeth tend to darken with time. They can be brightened by bleaching. This can be done at home or in the office. Existing crowns and dark fillings don't bleach. You may need to have some work replaced, to get the look you want. If you are planning dental work on your upper front teeth, and you want them bleached, plan on waiting at least six weeks after the bleaching is complete. This allows the teeth to achieve the final color.

What causes bleeding gums in kids?

Talk with his hygienist. Plaque accumulation is the normal cause. If this doesn't seem to be the case, he must be checked for a systemic cause by his physician. 8-year-olds are READ MORE
Talk with his hygienist. Plaque accumulation is the normal cause. If this doesn't seem to be the case, he must be checked for a systemic cause by his physician. 8-year-olds are not notorious for brushing skill. I remember as a child, I would wet my toothbrush and hang its up, so my mother thought I was brushing. Watch him brush, use only a small amount of tooth paste, so you can see what is going on. Use a very soft brush and use the tips of the bristles. Use a circular pattern partially on the gums. Help with the brushing. At first you may get bleeding, because the gums have gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) from plaque accumulation. As the plaque is reduced, the inflammation will decrease and the bleeding will stop. Make sure to keep on schedule with Recare visits every six months.

What can I do to help with my bad breath problem?

Make sure you are following your hygienist's advice. If no oral cause can be found, you might need to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist.