The digital images help our dentist identify problem areas in the mouth that wouldn’t be as visible during a visual exam or when using traditional X-rays. For example, the small sensor that captures these images can help the dentist see cavities between teeth. In addition, our dentist can adjust the images to help highlight specific areas of the mouth.
The Benefits of Digital X-Rays
There are several advantages to using digital technology to take dental X-rays. The primary advantage is enhanced image quality. Another benefit is that no films are needed, so patients are exposed to less radiation. In addition, they can immediately see the images of their teeth instead of having to wait for the film to develop.
Lastly, digital X-rays have a lower environmental impact due to the reduced use of chemicals, developing solutions, and plastic film. In addition, the images are stored digitally, which allows for more accessibility for dentists and technicians.
Digital X-rays are completely safe for adults and children. For more information about digital X-rays, contact Dr Be Smiles at 4511 N Midkiff Rd, Suite E-15, Midland, TX 79705, or call (432) 520-4867.