For most of us, sparkling teeth and fresh breath indicate a healthy mouth, but there is more to oral health than that. When you visit the dentist, they will examine your mouth with a visual examination, but that doesn’t reveal everything they need to know. Dental X-rays allow dentists to accurately diagnose and treat dental problems early before they become more serious.
Dental X-rays can showcase existing problems, but can also be preventive by diagnosing potential issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem.
What is the use of X-RAYS
Dental X-rays, called Intra-oral X-rays are the most common type of radiograph taken in dentistry. They offer greater detail on the state of teeth, bones and supporting tissues of the mouth. They allow dentists to:
- Check the health of the bony area around the tooth
- Detect cavities
- Closer examination of the tooth roots
- See the status of developing teeth
- Help diagnose periodontal disease
If after examining your mouth and reviewing your dental X-rays, your dentist finds no cavities or growth issues, you can rest assured he or she has seen the whole picture.
Keep up with your dental check-ups and routine X-rays for a healthy mouth and to ensure that you keep your teeth picture perfect for a lifetime.
In between check-ups, keep your mouth and teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing regularly are important home care practices that safeguard your dental health.
Did you know that you can keep your Dental X-rays in your Cenhealth account? Ask your dentist to e-mail your x-rays and simply upload them into your account. Start today for free.