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Dental X-rays

February 14, 2017
Posted By: Reid Stone, DDS
Teeth on a dental x-ray

Three Reasons Not to Worry About Digital Dental X-Rays:

  1. New “digital” x-rays have an 85% reduction in radiation from old film-based x-rays.  1 digital x-ray is only 1/10 the amount of radiation you are exposed to on an average day.
  1. The cost is typically covered by dental insurance at 100% or included with an in-office membership plan such as the (Northern Hills Dental Membership Plan).
  1. If you refuse to have them taken, your dentist can only evaluate 60% of your tooth and could be missing something that could turn into a major problem.

So, next time you are at your dentist and they are using digital x-rays, you don’t have as much to worry about and know that the radiation risk is far less than the risk you are taking of refusing x-rays. 

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