As a mom of three, I feel the weight of responsibility to stay informed and protect my children from toxins and chemicals that may harm their developing bodies. Radiation is one of those toxins that concerns many people. Most dentists agree that limiting exposure to X-rays is important, but X-rays are necessary to find dental problems that can also be dangerous to the body. Your health suffers when people miss dental or other medical issues because they never took a radiograph. X-rays can help your dentist find and treat dental problems at an early stage, saving time, money and unnecessary discomfort. In our practice, each patient is evaluated individually for how often and how many x-rays are needed. [Read more…]
Are dental x-rays necessary?
Most dentists, including Dr. Cheek, agree that limiting exposure to X-rays is important, but X-rays are necessary to find dental problems. When radiographs are not taken, dental and medical issues may go undetected, and your overall health could suffer. [Read more…]