Good Day to all, Farah Flossit here:)
Here at Casa Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics http://www.casasmiles.com/, we take a conservative approach to dental x-rays. There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Pediatric dentists are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and digital x-ray machines are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation. You can feel at ease that our doctors know when x-rays should be taken & when they are not necessary. I would like to start off this week’s report with some valid reasons dentists DO take x-rays.
Reasons WHY dentist take X-RAYS:
Below you will find a helpful chart with some FAST FACTS about Dental X-Rays:
A common myth about Dental X-Rays is that they are particularly harmful because they are using radiation extremely close to the head & brain. Actually, no matter what part of the body it is, the amount of radiation emitted by a dental x-ray is too tiny to cause any damage. And, thanks to improvements in technology, modern dental x-ray machines (like the digital ones used here at Casa Smiles http://www.casasmiles.com/) focus radiation beams so that only your teeth are exposed.
If you ever have any additional questions or concerns about X-Rays, do not hesitate to ask your Dentist or Orthodontist.
Thank you for tuning in on today’s Happy “Tooth-Day’s” report!
I look forward to chatting with you all next week!
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Farah Flossit (Special Agent Flossit)