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. 

Emergency Dentistry
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How Do I Help with Tooth Pain?

If you think you may have a dental emergency it is important to know what to do to ensure your issue is addressed as soon as possible. Our office provides same day or next day appointments to accommodate our patients that need immediate treatment. One of the most common dental emergencies that patients experience is

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Cosmetic
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

What Can a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

Cosmetic Dentists help enhance or improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, or jaw. When patients are not happy with their smile, or those who have chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help give you that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of a patient’s smile including the color, position,

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General
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

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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General
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

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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Dental Office
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Here’s Why So Many Reviews Compliment our Covid-19 Protocols

We are in unprecedented times that have changed some of our operating procedures, so we all stay safe.  When the Governor Polis lifted the ‘Shelter in Place’ order dental offices were issued reopening guidance from Colorado Public Health, The Colorado Dental Association (CDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) To protect you our patient,

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General
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How Can Poor Oral Health Affect the Rest of the Body?

Oral health is extremely important for many reasons. If patients suffer from gum disease, cavities, or bad breath this can cause issues with your teeth and mouth. Our mouths are a pathway for bacteria to enter the body. The bacteria are able to enter the blood stream, and this can also cause infection or inflammation

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Orthodontics
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

Choosing the right orthodontic option to correct your teeth is an important decision. When your teeth do not require severe correction, patients may opt for treatments other than traditional braces such as Invisalign. At Adkins Family Dentistry, we provide many orthodontic options in Wheat Ridge, CO, to our patients, and help them choose the best

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General
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Is it Better to Get A Dental Implant or a Bridge?

When deciding on a restorative solution it is important to look at all of your options to help you decide on the best option that works for you. A common question patients face is if they should choose a dental bridge or dental implants when they are looking for a tooth replacement solution. Both are

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Periodontics
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Is Gum Disease Over If Bleeding Gums Stop?

If you have inflammation in your mouth or gums it may be time to consult with a Periodontist. Gum disease is one of the most common disease patients face today. This condition must be treated promptly to avoid receding gums, or even tooth loss.  Attending regular visits to our office can help to prevent gum

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