X-Ray Use and Safety

    Radiographs (X-rays) are a vital and necessary part of your child's checkup. They allow our dentist to diagnose and treat health conditions that cannot be detected with the naked eye. Without them, certain dental conditions, such as the extent of cavities, presence of cysts, abscesses, progress of dental development, and future orthodontic concerns, may not be properly evaluated. Dental care is much more comfortable and affordable when problems are addressed and treated early. 

   At First Smile Pediatric Dentistry, we take extra precaution in minimizing radiation exposure to our pediatric patients, parents and staff. Lead body aprons and shields offer physical protection while high-speed film and digital X-rays assure that children receive the minimal amount of radiation exposure. X-rays are only taken on an as needed basis to evaluate and monitor your child’s oral health. If your child has taken an X-ray at another office within 6 months, please request copies to be sent to our office to help reduce radiation exposure.