Thinking of declining your annual x-rays?

Thinking of declining your annual Bitewing x-rays for another visit? Well, think again! These x-rays are the Dentists only way of identifying the cavities that sneak up in between your teeth. Another benefit is to have a glimpse of the bone levels supporting your teeth and targeting problems early that are not necessarily seen in the mouth clinically or at home in the mirror. Habits such as sipping on soda, sweet tea, and other sugary drinks throughout the day not only cause an acid attack on the teeth, but, are also some of the things that lead to those sneaky cavities in between our patient’s teeth. Our office has recently switched to mainly using digital sensors to take these type and other types of x-rays. Cutting the already low rate of exposure to radiation in half! Your investment now in being regular with your visits and x-rays can catch cavities early on before you are in pain. Ways at home to prevent cavities in between your teeth are mainly to be mindful of your daily intake of sugary foods and drinks as well as to develop a daily flossing habit. As always, we are here for you if you need help or have any questions about preventing decay in your mouth!

Ashley Cryder R.D.H