Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Yes, dental X-rays are considered safe for children when appropriate precautions are taken. At North Shore Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we utilize digital X-ray technology, which significantly reduces radiation exposure compared to traditional film X-rays. The amount of radiation emitted during dental X-rays is minimal and well within safe limits. Additionally, we take necessary measures, such as using lead aprons and thyroid collars, to further minimize radiation exposure during the X-ray procedure. The benefits of dental X-rays, including early detection of dental issues, far outweigh the minimal risk associated with radiation exposure.