We prescribe our x-rays based on the latest guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA). We take our first set of x-rays based on a child’s need, NOT based on their age. Rather, our pediatric dentists review what we see in their mouth, assess risk factors, and judiciously decide if x-rays can optimize patient care.
Rest assured that our office utilizes the most current digital radiograph technology. We also minimize radiation exposure by protecting your child with a lead apron that includes a thyroid collar. The benefit of diagnosing potentially life threatening dental infections, far outweigh the minimal radiation risks when prescribed appropriately.
*Did you know? In most instances, the amount of radiation exposure of a set of bitewing films is equivalent to a little over one half-day of naturally occurring environmental radiation exposure.