Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
While we’ve discussed the importance of dental radiographs, you might still have some concerns about their safety. According to Mouth Healthy by the American Dental Association, dental X-rays are perfectly safe. While they do expose you to low radiation levels, the harmful effects associated with them are also low. That said, you can always ask for the added protection of a leaded apron to cover your abdomen or a leaded collar to protect your thyroid.
Additionally, prevention is always better than cure. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly can prevent tooth decay and lessen the need for X-rays.
Getting a dental X-ray might not feel like much fun. But don’t forget, they’re an important tool to detect tooth decay and other dental problems as early as possible, saving you both money and pain and keeping the smile on your face wide and bright!