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
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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...
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
Unless the tooth is impacted (covered by bound and tissue), the recovery time for a normal extraction without complications should be 24 to 48 hours. It will take longer than that for the socket to heal, but you should be able to return to normal activities in that time. READ MORE
Toothaches are usually caused when the decay gets into the nerve, and the infection then becomes an abscess. The pain may go away for short periods of time but it will always come back until the tooth is either treated with a root canal or is extracted. You definitely need to see a dentist as soon as possible and get on some antibiotics to start clearing up the infection. Even though it will feel better in a couple of days with the antibiotics, the pain will eventually come back, and usually worse, until some sort of treatment is done. READ MORE
Crowns, done correctly, can last indefinitely. I have seen many patients with crowns that are more than 40 or 50 years old. Your dentist will keep a check on your crowns, and he will let you know when they are needing attention. READ MORE
Yes, chewing tobacco can cause bad breath. There is a lot of sugar in chewing tobacco which feeds the bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria multiply and five of gases, which can be the cause of your bad breath. However, check with your dentist to make sure it is not something else like gum disease. READ MORE
Getting a bridge does not hurt any more than having a filing. You will be numbed for the procedure and that will eliminate any pain. However, and more importantly, you need to consider a few things before making that decision. Do the teeth on either side of the space have large filings? If so, a bridge is a good choice. If the teeth on either side of the space do not have any filings, then an implant would be the best way to go. READ MORE
Yes, it is recommended that you do rinse with water after you brush your teeth. That allows you to expel any lose food particles that may be lingering. READ MORE
Although most root canals are done with just regular local anesthesia (numbing the one tooth with an injection), It is definitely possible to have the procedure done with sedation. Find a general dentist or an endodontists ( a root canal specialist) that offers sedation dentistry, relax, and snooze through your procedure. READ MORE
The only way to know for sure is to see a dentist and have an x-ray taken of the tooth. If you qare having throbbing pain and the tooth is waking you up at night hurting, chances are is tat tooth will need a root canal. The sooner you get to a dentist and have it checked out the better it will be. Remember, if a tooth needs a root canal that means that it is infected and you do not want that infection spreading anywhere else. READ MORE
The time it takes to do a root canal varies as to which tooth it is. If it is a front tooth it will probably take an hour, whereas a molar may take anywhere from and hour and a half to two hours. READ MORE
Tooth implants are extremely safe when done properly. It is important to make sure that the dentist doing the implant is qualified to do them, and that you, the patient, are a good candidate for that procedure. READ MORE
Congratulations on brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. That is a great beginning! To improve on that, I would highly recommend that you purchase a good electric toothbrush, one that sits on a charger, not a battery operated one, Such as an oral B or Sonicare. Research shows that these brushes can do up to a 95% better job than you can do with a manual brush. I would also recommend using a Water Pik once a day. READ MORE
Yes, coffee can and will definitely stain your teeth. The longer it sits, as in sipping it over a period of time, the more staining qualities it has. Coffee, tea, and red wine are the worst stainers. I would suggest brushing immediately after consuming any of these. 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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