Dr. H. Mikel Hopkins, DDS
Dentist | General Practice1952 Bayshore Blvd Dunedin FL, 34698
Dr. H. Mikel Hopkins is a Dentist practicing in Dunedin, FL. Dr. Hopkins has been serving the Tampa Bay area for over 40 years. He specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dr. Hopkins specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry with the very latest techniques and equipment. From digital x-rays to laser treatments, his office stays on the cutting edge of dentistry. Dr. Hopkins also offers a complete line of facial rejuvenation treatments including Botox, facial fillers, Kybella, collagen induction therapies and many more. He believes that a beautiful smile and a beautiful face go hand in hand. We also offer sedation dentistry for those patients that need a little extra care to help them get through their treatment.
At Hopkins Dentistry, we treat patients from 2 to 102! Call 727-733-1175 to set up an appointment and see for yourself the difference.
Education and Training
W V School of Dentistry DDS 1976
Dr. H. Mikel Hopkins, DDS's Expert Contributions
Finding a new dentist or doctor can always be challenging. Don't be afraid to ask questions before you ever make that first appointment. Questions as to if the office has digital x-rays, laser treatments, or sedation dentistry. How long has the dentist been in practice? What are the office hours for...
Yes it is, but it has to be used correctly in conjunction with a professional dental cleaning. READ MORE
The main cause would be that you are not brushing, water picking, or flossin enough. Stop trying to blame the doctor and take some responsibility for your mouth! READ MORE
There are lots of things that can cause a toothache under a bridge. If it is a new bridge, it may just be that the bite needs adjusting. Otherwise, it could be that one of the teeth is infected and needs a root canal. You need too see a dentist as soon as possible to keep things from getting worse. READ MORE
Is Invialign faster than braces? In almost all cases the answer is "Yes", however it would depend on the severity of the malocclusion. READ MORE
Crowned teeth may be sensitive for a few days up to a couple of weeks. By sensitive, I mean a response to hot or cold. If your tooth is throbbing or waking you up at night, you may have an abscess and you will need to call your dentist. READ MORE
Yes you can, but it depends on the quality of the bone in the area where you need the implant. READ MORE
Yes, your teeth will definitely shift in a two week period. It may not be so drastic that you couldn't get a retainer on, but it could be and you would have to do some sort of Retreatment. Check with you're dentist as soon as possible. READ MORE
After getting anesthetic for the procedure, it should not be painful at all. Your tooth may be slightly sensitive during the temporary crown phase. READ MORE
Absolutely! Metal partials are far superior to plastic partials. Plastic partials are actually considered a temporary partial or an interim partial (allowing tissue healing prior to getting the final metal partial). Plastic partials have nothing to stop them from settling against the tissue and causing gum recession. READ MORE
For most adults one dental cleaning every six months is recommended. However, if you are someone that builds calculus rapidly you would probably need to have a cleaning every four months. If you have gum disease a dental cleaning every three months is recommended. READ MORE
I would go to an endodontist, a root canal specialist, and get a second opinion. READ MORE
Yes, they need to be removed at night. This time is crucial to allow the natural tissue fluid to return to your gum tissue, bringing nutrients and removing toxins. Wearing them 24/7 will make the bone recede much faster, which in turn means they will become loose and il-fitting sooner than necessary. READ MORE
You may have some slight sensitivity to cold for a few days or maybe even a couple of weeks. If you are sensitive to hot, or if you are having throbbing pain, or if the pain is waking you up at night you probably have an infection and may need a root canal. READ MORE
I would recommend general anesthesia. READ MORE
You may have some discomfort the day off the procedure, but no more than ibuprofen or Tylenol could control. READ MORE
Yes you can. READ MORE
1. But a good electro toothbrush... Oral b or sonicare. Not a battery one. Studies show they can do 75% to 95% better than you can with a manual brush. 2. Brush twice a day. Morning and bedtime. Spend asst least 1 1/2 - 2 min brushing. Think of the hygienist cleaning one tooth at a time. 3. Floss once a day. 4. But a waterpik water flosser and use at least once a day. Get into this habit and the gingivitis will be gone. READ MORE
Yes it is ok. You may want to consider a waterpik though. READ MORE
The most common remedy for teeth grinding is a night guard which is a flexible appliance written over your teeth to give you a cushion from grinding. Your dentist should be able to make our order you one to perfectly fit your teeth. However, you may want to try a sports guard that you can buy at any sports store. You place these in hot water and try to mold them to your teeth. The fit is not anything like the custom made one your dentist will make. Most people have a problem of spitting the sports guard out during the night. Dr Mike Hopkins READ MORE
You should get a dental cleaning every six months. Since it has been 3 years, you may need a deep cleaning, or maybe even a regular cleaning followed by a second cleaning. Regular maintenance will keep your teeth and gums healthy. READ MORE
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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Get to know General Dentist Dr. H. Mikel Hopkins, who serves patients in Dunedin, Florida.
Dr. Hopkins is a general dentist who is currently serving patients’ dental needs at his private dental practice, Hopkins Aesthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry, located in Dunedin, Florida. The practice offers general aesthetics and reconstructive services that patients need to keep their smile looking great. “At Hopkins Dentistry, we take great pride in transforming your smile into one you can be proud of. Regardless of the cause, we restore any damage you may have incurred” as stated by the practice’s website.
Dr. Hopkins believes strongly that a multidisciplinary philosophy is in the best interest of his patients. This team approach includes referring to physicians, therapists, and other health practitioners. His staff is experienced, well-trained, and caring in meeting the special needs of each patient that walks through their door.
Dr. Hopkins is also an expert in treating TMJ dysfunction. As a result, he is the Director of the Tampa Bay TMJ Pain Center. In 1976, Dr. Hopkins attended West Virginia University School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Hopkins has been an active member of Kiwanis and other community groups. Besides providing the highest quality care to his patients, he has also traveled abroad and donated his dental skills to the citizens of less fortunate countries. He has helped the needy in Haiti, Bosnia, the Dominican Republic, and Peru.
Dr. Hopkins received the American Dental Association Award for Foreign Service for the many hours he has donated to serving others abroad. In 2018, he received Paul Harris Fellow recognition by the Rotary Foundation International for his continuing work with the people of Peru. In total, Dr. Hopkins has been to Peru seven times on dental mission trips sponsored by the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake. Additionally, Dr. Hopkins has been serving the greater Dunedin community since 1977, where he has raised his two children.
Dr. Hopkins is a Fellow of the International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Florida Dental Association, the West Coast Dental Association, the Upper Pinellas County Dental Association, the Christian Dental Society, the American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain, the Pinnacle Advanced Implant Study Club, and the Quantum Dentists’ Club.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. A general dentist is a primary care dental provider who diagnoses, treats, and manages patients’ overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education. Dr. Hopkins has extensive experience in the treatment of craniomandibular disorders, TMJ orthopedics, and reconstruction therapy.
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