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I don’t want X-rays for my child
Why X-rays anyways?
Periodic dental X-rays are an integral part of a thorough dental examination. They help show areas of the teeth and mouth that are not clinically visible. The two main types in pediatric dentistry are Panoramic X-rays (that scan the upper and lower jaws) and intraoral X-rays (that check for cavities and specific problems).
But, isn’t radiation harmful?
As a parent myself, I share the instinct to protect my child from radiation and chemicals that can harm their growing bodies. The radiation exposure from a set of dental X-rays is very small, about the same as 1 day of natural background or a 2 hour airplane flight. Yet, countless times, a parent refuses X-rays and tiny easy to manage cavities grow bigger and bigger.
So, what is the right thing to do for my family?
At Stellar Kids, we strongly encourage a baseline set of quality X-rays. Then, we discuss the appropriate periodicity of future X-rays. This limits radiation exposure, yet ensures your child receives appropriate and timely care. Together, we’ll ensure your child enjoys the best oral health possible
Click Here to see a real life story about how our very own Dr. Harlyn, saved a patients life with an X-ray during a routine dental cleaning.
– Dr. Paul Kahlon
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Mill Creek, WA 98012
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