Westminster, Colorado
4955 W 72nd Ave , Unit L1
Westminster, CO 80030
(303) 952-9796

What Are Digital Dental X-Rays & How Often Do You Need One? May 25, 2017

Westminster, Adams
What Are Digital Dental X-Rays & How Often Do You Need One?, Westminster, Colorado

In a world where people are increasingly concerned about radiation, you might wonder why dental X-rays are necessary and how often you need them. Fortunately, many practices use digital dental X-ray equipment during oral exams, which use far less radiation and offer cleaner, crisper pictures of your teeth. Here is a little more information about why dental X-rays are necessary and how often you should have your teeth scanned.

Digital Dental X-Rays: An Overview

What Are Dental X-Rays?

oral examWhen you visit your hygienist for an oral exam, they might take X-rays of your mouth to check for fractures, cracks, underlying decay, jaw problems, and issues with your gums or palate. X-ray images can be instrumental for detecting dental problems like bone loss, impacted teeth, and root issues, which is why many dental professionals incorporate them into their normal oral exams. Hygienists use several different kinds of digital dental X-rays to inspect your teeth, including simple bite-wing X-rays, extra-oral radiographs, and even panoramic X-rays to check the health of your entire periodontal arch at once.

How Often Do You Need One?

The frequency of your X-rays depends largely on your dental history, your personal dental health, and the treatments you are currently receiving from your dentist. For example, if you have strong teeth and no history of serious problems, you might only need X-ray images taken once every few years. On the other hand, if you are struggling with periodontal disease, your hygienist might order X-rays a few times a year.

 

If you are due for digital dental X-rays, contact Smile Rockers PLLC in Westminster, CO. This innovative office, owned and operated by a solo dental hygienist, focuses on preventive dentistry and deep cleanings. For more information about their services, visit Smile Rockers PLLC online.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Smile Rockers PLLC
Why Every Basketball Player Should Wear a Mouth Guard  , Westminster, Colorado
Between basketballs to the jaw and elbows to the mouth, it’s no surprise that up to 39% of all dental injuries are sports-related. Each year, millions of teeth are battered and ...read more
3 Reasons to Visit Westminster's New Dental Hygiene Office, Westminster, Colorado
Are you meticulous about your dental hygiene but get nervous at the sight of drills and sharp tools? If so, visiting a dental hygienist provides a less intimidating op...read more
Periodontal Disease: What Is It? , Westminster, Colorado
Dental hygiene is something that begins in infancy and must last throughout a person’s life to avoid many health complications, including gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gingivit...read more
3 Reasons to Get Your Athletic Mouthguard From a Dentist, Westminster, Colorado
As fun as sports are, without the proper protection, they create a big risk for your teeth and mouth to become damaged. As such, wearing a mouthguard is crucial to maintain your...read more
When Should You Go in for a Deep Cleaning with a Dental Professional?, Westminster, Colorado
When it comes to the prevention of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, traditional teeth cleaning won't always cut it. Some situations call for a deep cleaning, whic...read more