Digital X-rays help diagnose cavities while they are tiny, often allowing for less invasive treatment. If they are caught early enough, decay may be stopped with some minor changes to your child’s home care routine.
Using digital X-rays, your family dentist can look for teeth that haven’t erupted yet, make sure your child’s jaws and teeth are developing well, and monitor whether orthodontic treatment will be needed in the future.
Today’s digital X-rays expose your child to less radiation than ever before. Lead aprons and taking X-rays only when necessary further reduce your child’s exposure.