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Are Digital Dental X-rays Safe?

Digital Dental x-rays Safety – What do You need to Know?

Digital Dental X-rays safer, faster, more comfortable

 

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. Digital x-rays use a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays.

 • SAFER • REDUCES TIME
• MORE COMFORTABLE

Digital x-rays are better for the health and safety of the patient, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office.  Since the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to develop the x-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.

Even though digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, we take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation.  How?

  • Only taking those x-rays that are necessary
  • Using lead apron shields to protect your body.

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

Your dental health needs determines what digital x-rays are needed.  Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease.

A full mouth series of digital dental x-rays is recommended for new patients.  A full series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at check-up visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

Preventative Dental Services

Schedule your appointment on the form to your right.

Find out more about Digital Dental X Rays and how the team at Stonegate Meadows Dentistry can help keep your mouth healthy or call Dr. Cheri Neal today at 303-766-1915

Digital Dental X Rays

Dental Digital radiography is the latest technology for x-rays.

digital-dental-xrayThe electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) captures and stores the digital image on a computer.  This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier.  Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage may save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!

Are dental x-rays safe?

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment.  Digital x-rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional dental x-rays.  Not only are digital x-rays better for the health and safety of the patient, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in the dental office.  Also, since the digital image is captured electronically, there is no need to develop the x-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste and chemicals into the environment.

Even though digital x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered very safe, dentists still take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation.  These precautions include only taking those x-rays that are necessary, and using lead apron shields to protect the body.

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs.  Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based upon the review of your medical and dental history, a dental exam, signs and symptoms, your age, and risk of disease.

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients.  A full series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

Preventative Dental Services

Schedule your appointment on the form to your right.

Find out more about Digital Dental X Rays and how the team at Stonegate Meadows Dentistry can help keep your mouth healthy or call Dr. Cheri Neal today at 303-766-1915

Using Night Guards for Tooth Grinders

Night Guards Protect Your Teeth, Neck and Face Muscles

It’s estimated that close to 20% of adults suffer from the negative effects of grinding and clenching their teeth, often called bruxing. The main reason people clench and grind their teeth is due to stress. Clenching and grinding not only causes excessive wear on your teeth, but the activity can also cause your facial and neck muscles to become sore.

Another benefit of using Night guards:

Can also correct your bite by placing your teeth in their correct position.

At our Parker Colorado office – Stonegate Meadows Dentistry, our experienced dentist can fit you with night guards — plastic mouthpieces that fit over your upper and lower teeth — to lessen the damaging effects of clenching or grinding your teeth.

Call Stonegate Meadows Dentistry team to help conveniently
solve your dental problems.

303 766-1915

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