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8 Advantages of Digital Dental X-Rays

 Dental patient holding a tablet with digital x-rays on it

We know what some of you think during x-rays. You’re sitting in the dental chair, chomping down on the bite wings like you’re going to get your arm sawed off. It feels as if the dental professionals are making a break for the other side of a wall to detonate a bomb. Is this x-ray safe? Do you know something about this that I don’t? Well, while it’s true that x-rays do release a tiny bit of radiation, it is harmless in small doses. The dental professionals just don’t want to get the miniscule dose twenty times a day for twenty years. It’s safe, we promise! According to the American Dental Association, getting x-rays receives about 1/320th of the average yearly intake just from normal living. However, if you still have anxiety and worry that the radiation will turn you into the Incredible Hulk, we are happy to let you know that our digital dental x-rays reduce even that tiny bit of radiation by 60-90% from the old school method. Unfortunately, if you struggle with rage and radical mood swings, you’ll have to look to something else. Perhaps you could tell people you just returned from the DMV. 

The advantages to digital dental x-rays don’t stop at the reduction of radiation. Here are 8 advantages of digital radiography:

  • Adjustment to the size, angle, brightness, and contrast of the image for better diagnoses
  • Higher quality images for better diagnoses
  • Speedy processing of images to show and explain to the patient
  • Quicker processing to reduce visit time
  • Easy transfer to other offices or professionals
  • Reduced environmental concerns
  • Less discomfort
  • Less radiation

That list of advantages makes choosing digital dental x-rays a no-brainer. It’s just one of the many services we offer that evidence our expertise and care for your oral health and well-being: 


We plan, train, research, practice, and develop with your health in mind. Using advanced technologies - such as digital dental x-rays - you’ll receive great care at Carolina Family Dental. Contact us and let us build a lasting relationship with you and your smile.