Dental Radiographs (X-rays) and Safety

Dental x-rays are not taken on every check-up visit. The dentist regularly reviews each patient’s unique situation and requests the x-rays only when necessary based on medical and dental history, regular screenings, age considerations and risk for disease. Bitewing x-rays(x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together), to detect caries in between teeth, is generally recommended once a year.