Regular comprehensive exams and dental cleanings prevent serious problems. Regular visits allow us to provide prevention strategies and if necessary early treatment . As well, it is one of the best things you can do for your smile and your overall oral health.
Dental x-ray examinations provide valuable information. Radiographs (pictures taken with x-rays), allow us to see what is happening beneath the visible oral tissues. X-rays pose a far smaller risk than many undetected and untreated dental problems. Our office is very conservative in the number of x-rays we take. A standard new client exam for an adult involves 6 x-ray films and only 2-4 films for children. We use digital x-rays which exposes the patient with 1/3rd the radiation than film based x-rays.