Digital Dental Radiographs in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Did you know that about 30% of the surfaces of your teeth are not available to be seen without dental x-rays?

At Kids Dental we use state-of-the-art Digital Radiographs. Digital x-rays take high-quality images that can even identify cavities in the early stages. Cavities in these early stages can sometimes heal with proper oral hygiene and dietary care. Digital x-rays can also help identify many other things including: extra teeth, gum disease, missing teeth, tumors, poor eruption path of permanent teeth, etc.

Benefits of Digital X-rays

  • Provide the highest quality diagnostic images
  • Help to visualize cavities and other unseen problems
  • Are immediately viewable
  • Result in 80% less radiation exposure vs. traditional dental x-rays

Radiation from Dental Radiographs

We are exposed to radiation as a part of our natural environment. Some parents find it helpful to understand how dental x-rays compare to our daily radiation exposure. Here are some examples comparing the radiation exposure from dental x-rays to other sources of radiation:

  • 620 mrem/year: Average Annual Exposure per Person
  • 240 mrem/year: Radiation from food, water, and air
  • 65 mrem/year: Cosmic & Terrestrial Radiation for Coeur d’Alene Residents
  • 7 mrem/year: Living in a brick home
  • 2.5 mrem: Flight from Seattle to New York
  • 200 mrem: CT Head Scan
  • 10 mrem: Chest X-Ray
  • 0.5 mrem: Dental X-Ray

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