Digital X-Ray Technology
Why Do We Need Dental X-Rays?
Dental X-rays enable dentists to see decay inside teeth and bone health that would not be visible to the naked eye. This allows us to act earlier against cavities and periodontal disease. However, X-rays do expose patients to radiation, which is why you always wear a lead apron when the images are being taken. Thanks to advances in technology, there is now a safer way to take these images.
How Dr. Yip's Office Reduces Radiation Exposure from Patient X-Rays
Film X-rays have been used in dentistry for decades. In the past few years, many forward-thinking dentists like Dr. Yip have invested in digital X-ray technology. In fact, Dr. Yip was one of the first dentists to provide digital X-rays since Y2K (year 2000)! Film X-rays cost a bit less than digital X-rays but the increased exposure to film X-rays is more harmful to a patient’s overall health. Our digital X-ray emits 85 percent less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.