Learn why digital pediatric x-rays are so important for your child’s dental health.
As a parent, your first concern is always your child and their safety. From bicycle helmets to regular doctor visits, most people put a lot of effort to ensure their children are happy, healthy, and safe.
It’s important to consider the variety of ways we protect our children from harm, this means being attentive to their dental health as well. One of the best ways that a pediatric dentist can make sure that a child’s dental health is good is by taking digital pediatric x-rays.
Of course, your first thought is probably. “X-ray? I don’t want to put my child through unnecessary radiation exposure.”
This is a common and reasonable reaction, fortunately, you don’t have to worry about it. Here’s why!
Why Digital Pediatric X-rays Are Critical for Dental Health
It is important to know that x-rays are an important part of your child’s dental exam. They are taken to gain information that a visual examination of the teeth and soft tissues cannot provide.
The dentist prescribes digital x-rays in order to assess both current problems but also risk for future disease. Children’s mouths grow and change rapidly, and are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults, that’s why it is important to consistently monitor their dental health.
So clearly, these x-rays are necessary to keep your child healthy, but that still does not address the concern of exposing them to radiation.
This is where digital pediatric x-rays make all the difference. Though digital x-rays use low-level radiation to capture images, the amount of radiation exposure a patient receives from a full mouth dental x-ray is equal to what a person normally receives in a single day from natural sources present in our everyday lives.
The low amount of radiation a child would encounter during a digital x-ray is negligible and ensures that the benefits to the child’s dental health far outweigh the potential harm from radiation.
At Sea of Smiles, we care about your child’s health just as much as you do. That’s why we recommend digital pediatric x-rays, so we can know exactly what your child’s teeth look like, both inside and out. This is all part of our mission is to educate kids on how to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Learn more about the best kid dentist or call to schedule an appointment today at either our Yardley (267-392-5878) or Bensalem (215-433-1840) location!