X-Rays

X-rays are used to take a better look at how a child’s teeth are developing. X-rays will show if there are spots of decay, gives us a better look between the teeth, and they help us see bone density.

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What Type Of X-Ray Do You Use?

Intraoral X-rays are the most common type in dentistry. They give a high level of detail of the tooth, bone, and supporting tissues of the mouth. These X-rays allow dentists to:

  • Find cavities
  • Examine roots and the bony area around the tooth
  • Diagnose periodontal disease
  • Check on developing teeth

Digital X-Rays

To take X-rays we use a digital X-ray machine to get a good picture of the teeth above and below the gum line. Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays making them safer and easier to save to patient records.

What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for your child’s dental care?

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program is rolling out across the country. As recommended by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, phase 1a of the program prioritizes healthcare workers, including dental teams. Vaccine administration is being managed at the state level, creating some variation among states, but it is encouraging to see […]

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