At Blooming Smiles, our job is to keep our patients informed of their oral health and provide the necessary treatments to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile. Many people wonder why dental X-rays are necessary at a regular dental visit.
Dental X-rays examine possible oral health issues that the naked eye may not be able to detect. X-rays allow your dentist to see between and inside the teeth, as well as the overall condition of the teeth, jaw placement, roots, facial bone structure, and more. These elements can be difficult to see with just a visual examination. In addition, X-rays allow dentists to find and treat dental problems before they become a serious issue. Therefore, X-rays are very important when it comes to seeing a dentist during a dental visit.
Dental X-rays can detect a number of issues, including:
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that children who are at high risk for dental disease, such as cavities or a history of cavities; signs of plaque and tartar build-up; and other risk factors should have dental X-rays every six to 12 months. However, if your child has healthy dental exams, then X-rays may be less frequent. Ultimately, everyone is different--therefore, it is best to consult with your dentist beforehand.
At Blooming Smiles, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional pediatric dentistry. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child, feel free to contact our team today.