Dental X-Rays

Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam.  Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan.  Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Are dental x-rays safe?

We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.

Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Dentists take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray.

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.

full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years.  Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

Dental x-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Bone loss
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth and root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line

Meet our Experienced of Dentists and Hygienists

Dr. Maher Barsoum

Family & Cosmetic Dentist

Serving Chino Hills, greater Chino and Upland, Dr. Maher Barsoum has been in practice for over 30 years. 

 Dr. Krystal Benyamein 

Family & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Benyamein loves her profession and her number one priority is to ensure her patients are as comfortable as possible.

Cynthia

Registered Dental Assistant

Cynthia started her career in 1998. She enjoys working with people and helping them improve their smile.

Dawn B.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dawn has a genuine compassion for her profession and strives to be sensitive to patient's needs.

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