Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

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Our office uses digital X-ray technology that reduces your child’s exposure to radiation by as much as 90% and it eliminates the use of chemicals for development. It is better for your child and the environment. Since every child is unique, the need for dental X-ray films varies from child to child. Films are taken only after a complete review of your child’s health, and only when they are likely to yield information that a visual exam cannot.

In general, children need X-rays more often than adults. Their mouths grow and change rapidly. They are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-ray examinations every six months for children with a high risk of tooth decay. Children with a low risk of tooth decay require X-rays less frequently.

X-rays detect more than just cavities, they allow us to diagnose and treat conditions that cannot be detected during clinical examinations. If dental problems are found and treated early, dental care is more comfortable and affordable.