What Is a Digital X-Ray?

Digital x-rays are a modern dental technology marvel, allowing us to take photos of the inside of your mouth with just a computer and a camera – no need for awkward paper tabs in your mouth. Intraoral x-rays are taken from inside of the mouth, while extra oral x-rays are taken from the outside.

What Are the Benefits of Digital X-Rays?

  • Reduced chair time and wait time — accurate results are available almost instantly!
  • Improved imaging — images are clearer and more detailed than traditional x-rays
  • Less radiation — 80% less radiation exposure than traditional x-rays
  • Decreased environmental impact — digital x-rays eliminate the materials and waste associated with traditional x-rays, making them great for the planet 


How often do I need to have a dental x-ray taken?

This depends on your overall oral health. Some people may need x-rays every 6 months, while others may need them every couple of years. 


Are x-rays dangerous?

Digital x-rays use a very low and very safe amount of radiation – much less than that used by traditional x-rays. 


Is it safe to have dental x-rays taken while pregnant?

While digital x-rays are very safe, it’s best to avoid them (when possible) while pregnant out of every precaution.