Your child’s oral health is our priority, and in order to achieve the best oral health possible for your children, fluoride treatments, the application of dental sealants, or regular X-rays may be necessary. Rest assured that we will discuss any necessary steps with you before initiating, so that you are always in the know when it comes to the oral health of your child.
How often should children have dental X-rays?
X-rays give us more information than a visual examination is able to provide. In general, children need to have X-rays taken more often than adults, as their teeth, gums, and mouth undergo a lot of changes in a short amount of time. Children are also more prone to tooth decay. For children who have a higher risk of tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-ray exams every 6 months.
Why should my child have X-rays done if they’ve never had a cavity?
We believe that reducing the amount of radiation exposure is extremely important. Although the amount of radiation used in dental X-rays is very small, the effect is cumulative, so all radiation counts. Digital X-rays can reduce your child’s exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent!
Digital X-Rays have the advantage of providing images with a minimum of radiation exposure. Reusable phosphor plates capture the X-ray image and are then converted into a digital image that can be viewed, manipulated, magnified, and stored electronically. Digital x-rays reduce waste by eliminating film and processing chemicals.
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