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Does My Child Need Dental X-rays?

Does My Child Need Dental X-Rays? The Great Debate

I recently got the following text from a friend, the mom of a 6-year-old daughter: “Her dentist got angry and made me sign something acknowledging that I am not allowing her to have X-rays,” she wrote. “Am I crazy? I just don’t like the idea of X-...

Learn More About Dental X-Rays

Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped ...

Dental X-Rays: Types, Safety, Children Dental X-Rays | Colgate®

X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a ...

X-Rays

Radiation exposure associated with dentistry represents a minor contribution to the total exposure from all sources. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)[1] has estimated that the mean effective radiation dose from ...

Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous? - Cnn.Com

Every six months like clockwork, Melissa O'Brien, a freelance writer in Kennesaw, Georgia, takes her two children, Alexandra and Evan, to the dentist for a cleaning. They're nearly perfect patients -- Alexandra, 13, has no cavities, and Evan, 10, ...

Dental Radiography - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Dental Radiographs are commonly called x-rays. Dentists use radiographs for many reasons: to find hidden dental structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities. A radiographic image is formed by a controlled burst of X-ray radiatio...

Panoramic Dental X-Ray

Panoramic radiography, also called panoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues. The jaw is a c...

Ask Well: How Often Should You Get Dental X-Rays?

People who see a dentist regularly and have good oral hygiene and no current dental problems might need bitewing X-rays of molars only every two to three years to check for early cavities, said Dr. Aruna Ramesh, director of the oral and maxillofac...

Little And Not Often, Please

IF YOU are a suspicious type you may be disturbed by the fact that, despite reassurances of the safety of the procedure, dentists and their technicians, when administering X-rays, usually step out of the room while the deed is done. Not only that,...

Types Of Dental X-Rays

There are two main types of dental x-rays: intraoral (the x-ray film is inside the mouth) and extraoral (the x-ray film is outside the mouth). Intraoral x-rays are the most common type of x-ray. There are several types of intraoral x-rays. Each s...

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Learning To Take Dental X-Rays

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Dental X-Rays

How Much Radiation Do You Get From Dental X-Rays? Just the mention of the word �radiation� conjures up an unpleasant image for most people. We associate it with bombs, cancer, and all manner of other bad things. But do you know that there are many...

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your dentist uses to evaluate your oral health. These X-rays are used with low levels of radiation to capture images of the interior of your teeth and gums. This can help your dentist to id...

Dental X-Rays And Risk Of Meningioma - Claus - 2012 - Cancer - Wiley Online Library

Over a lifetime, cases were more than twice as likely as controls (odds ratio [OR], 2.0; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.4-2.9) to report having ever had a bitewing examination. Regardless of the age at which the films were obtained, individuals w...

Dental X-Rays And The Risk Of Thyroid Cancer: A Case-Control Study. - Pubmed - Ncbi

The thyroid gland is highly susceptible to radiation carcinogenesis and exposure to high-dose ionising radiation is the only established cause of thyroid cancer. Dental radiography, a common source of low-dose diagnostic radiation exposure in the ...

Types Of X-Rays

X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral. With intraoral X-rays, the X-ray film is inside the mouth. With extraoral X-rays, the film is outside the mouth. Intraoral X-rays are the most common type. They give a high leve...

Progeny Dental - Preva Dental X-Ray

Progeny Dental is the leading manufacturer of exceptional image quality intraoral X-rays systems, high sensitivity sensors and imaging software for dental imaging market

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Does My Child Need Dental X-rays?

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Does My Child Need Dental X-Rays?