3 Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Children and Dental X-Rays
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3 Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Children and Dental X-Rays

X-ray machine for teeth

X-Rays are important tools used by dentists and orthodontists to identify problems with the teeth. X-Rays provide dentists with highly detailed photos of the teeth, bones, and supporting tissues.

Many parents have questions regarding X-Rays for their children. Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions and their answers, so that you can feel confident and comfortable with your child’s dental X-Rays.

  1. Why does my child need X-Rays?
    • X-Rays can show tooth decay that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as between the teeth.
    • X-Rays can determine if there are spacing issues in your child’s mouth.
    • Problems with the roots of a tooth can be best detected through the use of a dental X-Ray.
  2. When should my child get his or her first X-Ray?

Most children receive their first dental X-Ray around between the ages of 5-7 when the adult teeth begin to erupt. These X-Rays will help determine if the teeth are coming in correctly and to make sure there’s enough room in the mouth for all the adult teeth.

  1. Should I be concerned about radiation exposure?

The amount of radiation that your child is exposed to during a single set of dental X-Rays is very small. We will also provide your child with a lead apron, which will protect their body from the radiation. So, there is no reason for concern!

If you’re worried about the dental X-Rays taken at our Colorado Springs, Colorado orthodontics office, please contact Lockett Orthodontics today!

Posted on Jan 12, 2020

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