Are dental x-rays safe?
It may seem a bit scary to think about, but we are constantly exposed to radiation every day. Sunlight, minerals in the soil, home appliances like microwave ovens, and dental x-rays are just a few of the sources of radiation we come into contact with.
Any of these sources can impact your body's tissues and cells to some extent. Fortunately, when dental x-rays are taken you are only exposed to very small doses of radiation.
Advances in dental technology have also significantly reduced the amount of radiation emitted with dental x-rays. Moore Family Dentistry uses state-of-the-art digital X-ray machines that pinpoint only the small area being X-rayed, further reducing the amount of radiation you are exposed to.
While the potential for stray radiation with digital x-rays is almost non-existent, we provide all patients with lead-lined, full-body aprons for added protection. We comply strictly with Federal and state guidelines that determine the frequency of safety checks for our x-ray machines, and they are checked regularly.
At Moore Family Dentistry, your oral health and overall safety are our highest priorities. Updated dental technology has not only improved the efficiency of our treatments, but many of these advances, like digital x-rays, also help protect your overall health.