Posted on 25 March 2019 by Michael Tang

Dental X-rays are used to record images of the teeth and gums for your dentist to evaluate your oral health. It is a common process but as important as regular teeth cleaning in maintaining healthy teeth.

Key takeaways:

    If you are new to a dentist, they will take a dental X-ray to assess your current oral health. You will usually have a dental X-ray once a year unless more are required to monitor any ongoing dental treatment. Dental X-rays involve low levels of radiation and are viewed as safe to both adults and children.

"Women who are pregnant or believe they may be pregnant should avoid all types of X-rays. Tell your dentist if you believe you are pregnant, because radiation is not considered safe for developing fetuses."

Read the full story here:

https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-x-rays#risks

Michael Tang

Michael Tang

BDS MFGDP(UK)RCS PGDIP(IMPDENT) MSC(IMPDENT)
GDC 80508

Michael has a special interest in aesthetic dental implantology including the “teeth in a day” technique. He receives referrals from other dentists for implant surgery as well as bone and soft tissue grafting, and sinus lifting.  He is also very experienced in smile makeovers, adult cosmetic braces and non-surgical facial aesthetics.
 
His interest in dental implantology stemmed from a course held in Harley Street in 2005.  In the same year he deci…

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