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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. 

Dental Crowns
Cosmetic
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How Long Do Crowns Last?

Crowns are used to restore or save a damaged tooth. They are similar to a cap that is placed over the tooth, and give patients the ability to use their tooth again. Crowns are highly durable, look natural, and can help restore the strength of a damaged tooth. A crown is cemented onto the damaged

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Dental Implant
Implants
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Can You Get Dental Implants After Having Dentures For Years?

If you have been using dentures for years and are ready for a change, dental implants may be the perfect solution. You may be wondering if you can switch from dentures to implants, and the good news is that this is an option. Many patients get frustrated with dentures, but in the beginning they were

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Root Canal
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How Long Do You Have to Wear Invisalign Each Day?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces, and eliminates the need for brackets and wires. The Invisalign system uses clear aligner trays to gently move your teeth into place over time. This treatment is discrete and are the trays are comfortable when worn. When you decide to move forward with Invisalign we take photos

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General Dentistry
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Why Am I Vomiting After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Removing impacted wisdom teeth is a little more involved compared to a simple tooth extraction for an erupted tooth. Taking care of yourself after surgery is very important. Our team at Adkins Family Dentistry will discuss how to care for your mouth at home after your wisdom tooth removal, and give you post-operative care tips

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Does Coke Ruin Teeth
General
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Does Coke Ruin Teeth in General?

Your diet can play a part in the health of your teeth. Drinking soda is common, and many people drink soda every day without even thinking of the effects on your teeth. Not only is soda bad for your teeth, it is associated with type 2 diabetes and weight gain. At Adkins Family Dentistry, we

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How Come Some People Get Cavities Easier
Family Dentistry
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How Come Some People Get Cavities Easier Than Others?

Cavities are always something we try to avoid with brushing and flossing each day. You may notice you get cavities frequently and others don’t. This doesn’t seem fair, but there are other factors that play into keeping your teeth free of decay that you may not realize. There are ways to reduce your risk for

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Crooked Teeth
General Dentistry
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

What is The Main Cause of Crooked Teeth?

Many patients long for that perfect straight smile. It seems everywhere you turn; you see people with beautiful smiles as a result of braces. If you have crooked teeth, you may feel isolated and your self confidence is lost. Not everyone is born with perfect teeth, and some people will need help in order to

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Dental Insurance Plan
Affordable Dentistry
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How to Find a Good Dental Insurance Plan?

Choosing the right dental insurance plan is important because dental work can be expensive. Even a simple filling can be costly. Knowing what to look for when choosing a dental insurance plan, and understanding what is covered can help you figure out what plan is best for you. Most dental plans will cover 100% or

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Root Canal
Root Canal
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

How Can I Soothe Severe Pain After a Root Canal?

Root canals involve cleaning out the infected pulp area inside your tooth root. During the procedure the bacteria is removed, and the area is sealed to prevent future bacteria from entering. Root canals can save your teeth, and in some cases a crown is placed on top to restore the tooth. Any dental procedure involves

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Tooth Sensitivity
General
Dr. Chris Adkins, DDS

Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition. At Adkins

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