Written by: on February 27, 2015 @ 7:14 am

DEX-rays are an important diagnostic tool that can save you physical, emotional, and financial distress. Tooth decay and other problems may be forming between or below your teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Digital x-rays were invented to make x-rays easier, faster, and more comfortable. Take our true and false quiz below to find out what you know about digital x-rays.

True Or False?

  1. True or False: When it comes to teeth, what you see is what you get.
  2. True or False: One annual panoramic dental x-ray is all you really need.
  3. True or False: In actuality, some people may need x-rays more often than others.
  4. True or False: Radiation exposure with digital x-rays is reduced 80 to 90 percent.
  5. True or False: There are many advantages to using digital x-rays rather than conventional x-rays.

Answers:

  1. False: Things may look fine to the naked eye but underlying problems or conditions may be forming between your teeth or below your gumline. There may be decay forming or serious conditions of the jawbone, among other things.
  2. False: A comprehensive oral exam often includes yearly bitewing x-rays to identify cavities, and a panoramic x-ray (an x-ray of your entire mouth) once every three years for an accurate assessment of your complete oral health.
  3. True: Children need x-rays more often than adults because their jaws are still growing and their wisdom teeth need monitoring until they erupt. Other people such as diabetics and smokers also may require x-rays more often.
  4. True: The amount of radiation is already low with traditional dental x-rays, but digital x-rays reduce radiation 80 to 90 percent more.
  5. True: Some of the advantages include: immediate results because film developing is not required; environmentally friendly because they eliminate disposal of hazardous materials; clearer, more accurate images; can be viewed and enlarged on the computer for a better view.

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Catogories: Dental Technology, Patient Education

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