How Modern Technology Can Benefit You
The wonder of technology is an amazing thing to witness, with ever-evolving advances improving our daily lives. Modern dental technology is no different, with improvements making it possible for our patients to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. We feel that modern technology offers many benefits to our patients and we have proved that, as one of the first practices in our area to embrace digital technology and use it in our office. One example of this is through the use of digital X-rays. In doing our part to care for the overall health of our patients, Dr. Brown recently recorded a video explaining X-ray radiation exposure and the use of digital X-rays. Continue to watch the video and learn more about the benefits of using digital X-rays.
Radiation and X-Rays
We know that our patients are very health conscious, so we make it a point not only to care about their oral health, but their overall health as well. When you come to our office for a routine examination, you should not be surprised to find that we discuss your medical history, take your blood pressure, and discuss any medications you take. All of this is important information and gives a slight indication of signs and trouble areas that we may need to pay close attention to in your mouth.
Keeping your overall health in mind, we want to be sure that we are paying close attention to X-ray radiation exposure. With the exciting addition of digital X-rays to our office, you can be assured that you are receiving less radiation internally and less radiation is being released into the office and the air. Digital X-rays produce between 80% and 90% less radiation than traditional X-ray film.
The addition of digital X-rays to our office is not only beneficial to our patients due to the lower amount of radiation being given off, but also offers multiple benefits to their dental treatment. X-rays can be taken quickly, viewed immediately, and easily shared with a specialist. We believe in taking bitewing X-rays once per year, but may also take additional X-rays as needed. We want to try and prevent dental decay from progressing into a problem that would need intervention, including more X-rays and scans of your teeth, not to mention more involved treatments.
If you are located in the West Chester, OH area and have questions about what type of X-ray will be used during your next appointment, please contact us today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.