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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

The feeling of a cold heavy vest on your chest or a panoramic X-ray device scanning your mouth for examination makes you wonder how safe it is. When going through the test you are even told to hold completely still. It doesn’t help that the person administrating the test wears protective goggles and stands behind a door. While X-rays provide useful information that isn’t always visible, are you putting your health at risk by being subjected to the X-ray? What radiation safety requirements are in place for these scans? Are there special certifications that the dentist or dental assistant has to go through? These are legitimate questions; let’s explore the facts.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, otherwise known as ‘caps,’ are shell-like covers that are constructed to be placed over teeth that are in need of repair. More than 10 million people in the United States opt for dental crown procedures every year, and for good reason. Dental crowns are one of cosmetic dentistry’s most effective methods of restoring the necessary function of teeth. But that’s not all dental crowns do. They also help to restore the confidence and smiles of millions, one procedure at a time. If you’re someone who has suffered with loss of proper tooth function, strength, or appearance, you’ve likely been searching for a safe and effective way to get back to eating and looking as you once did. Dental crowns may be the answer for you.