One of the many eco-friendly treatments that we offer is digital dental x-rays. Good for the environment (since no chemicals are used to develop the images), they are also good for your body – exposing you to 80-90% less radiation than conventional x-rays!
What most people think of when they think of “x-rays” are really x-ray photographs. Digital x-rays, on the other hand, are transmitted directly from the processing unit to your dentist’s computer monitor. In this format, your dentist can “zoom in” and enhance the image(s) of your teeth to get a more detailed look at what’s going on inside your mouth.
3oo years ago, people were just beginning to understand that things that couldn’t be seen by the naked eye could have an affect on our bodies. Sometimes, a tooth may look fine to the naked eye, but decay, impacted teeth, bone loss and abscesses are not always clinically visible.
X-rays are also useful to determine the eruption status of your child’s permanent teeth. They are instrumental in guiding an orthodontic regimen for your child, should that be necessary.
X-rays are an essential tool for early detection of dental problems, and digital x-rays are a safer, easy way to be pro-active in your oral health.
The greatest effectiveness of x-rays is achieved through regular updates. Avoiding x-rays can only further complications that may arise from dental issues that are not visible to the eye during your regular exams and cleanings.