Children’s mouths grow quickly and changes occur that cannot be seen in a visual exam. Your child’s dental exam typically will include x-rays every 12-18 months to evaluate the teeth and mouth for conditions such as cavities, erupting teeth, extra or missing teeth and bone disease. In some cases, x-rays will be required more frequently. To protect your child, our office uses the most recent digital technology, which has greatly improved the safety, comfort and speed of x-rays:
- Exposure to radiation is reduced by 80 - 90%!
- A sensor that is placed in the mouth replaces the awkward biting down on plastic cases.
- With images available in seconds, there is no waiting for film to develop and visits are shorter.
- Images can be enhanced to show the fine details, allowing the doctor to diagnose conditions in the very early stages.
With digital x-rays, the staff at Heath Pediatric Dentistry can provide the safest and most pleasant dental experience for you and your child.