Adkins Family Dentistry Blog

Welcome to the Adkins Family Dentistry Blog

Get helpful dental tips & advice to maximize your oral health by reading the dental blog of Dr. Adkins! If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Wheat Ridge, CO. We are proud to also assist families throughout the Arvada, Littleton, Westminster, and Lakewood areas. 

Orthodontics
Orthodontics
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Are There Alternatives to Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular choice for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is an alternative to braces, and uses clean plastic aligners that are worn in a series over time to gently move teeth into place. Invisalign is extremely successful, and before you decide on what orthodontic treatment is right for you, definitely check out other options. Keep

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Emergency Dentistry
Emergency Dentistry
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What are Common Dental Emergencies?

Knowing when to call the dentist is important, and if you have a dental emergency you should get in touch with your dentist right away. Our practice offers same or next day appointments to address any emergency situations for our patients. We want our patients to feel comfortable calling us in an emergency situation. There

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Family Dentistry
Family Dentistry
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Should I Brush or Floss First?

Creating an oral hygiene routine at home is important to help maintain your oral health and keep your teeth and gums feeling great. Brushing and flossing each day is extremely important, and the order in which you do these two items is a common question. Many wonder which way gives the most benefit. Is Brushing

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Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic
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What Should I Look for When Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic dentists can help enhance or improve the appearance of your teeth, gums, and jaw. If you are unhappy with your smile, or have cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth, finding a good cosmetic dentist is important. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of your smile. This includes the color, shape, size, and position of

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Dental Implant
Dental Restorations
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Are Dental Implants Noticeable?

If you have missing, damaged, or broken teeth and are looking for the perfect restoration solution, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Dental Implants are a permanent solution and are durable and long lasting. Implants function like natural teeth, and allow patients to speak and eat normally. Implants are comfortable and do

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Invisalign
Orthodontics
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How Effective is Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces for both teens and adults. Invisalign has the capability to treat even severe corrections. This treatment uses clear aligners that are worn in a series over time to gently move teeth into place. The aligners are removable for easy cleaning, drinking, and eating. Is Invisalign Treatment Just

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oral health
Family Dentistry
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Are There any Differences Between Mouth Washes?

Mouthwash is used to help rinse away bacteria or food particles after you brush and floss each day. Using mouthwash is an additional way to help protect your teeth and gums. Knowing the differences between mouthwashes can help you choose the right one to incorporate into your oral hygiene routine. What Are The Different Types

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Dental Care
Family Dentistry
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How Can I Reduce My Costs for Dental Care?

Dental care can be costly, and simple procedures can even run up your bill. Caring for your teeth is necessary to keep your oral and general health in check. Many people have no dental benefits at all, or if they retire their benefits are lost. Skipping dental care is not an option, and can lead

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Cavity
General Dentistry
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How Do I Know if I Have a Cavity?

Taking care of your oral and overall health must be a priority. Knowing when you need to call your dentist is important. Practicing good oral hygiene habits help to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and many other issues. Cavities are one of the most common issues patients face, and about 30 percent of Americans have untreated

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Bad Breath
General Dentistry
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How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Many people suffer from chronic bad breath or halitosis. Bad breath is something you do not want to be known for, and typically finding the cause is easy. If you suffer from bad breath but also brush, floss, or gargle each day the cause may not be obvious. Taking the time to figure out the

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