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Digital Radiographs:

How digital dental X-rays work

We place a small sensor in your mouth. An X-ray beam is then sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth. The sensor is then removed from the mouth, taken out of its sterile package and scanned into the computer. The X-ray is immediately available for viewing by the dentist. Another sterile sensor can then be positioned to photograph other sections of your teeth.

Why do we chose to use digital X-rays?

The digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent. The large, colour-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it's easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your fees don't include payment for photo chemicals, film, processing or film storage. Photo chemicals and film are not polluting the environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it's means that the images can be viewed and stored on the computer for easy reference by your dentist and hygienist.