At our office, we use digital x-rays because they provide us with the highly-detailed images we need to detect and fix small dental problems before they become significant, cause pain, and threaten your oral health. Digital x-rays are safer for you than traditional film x-rays because they emit 80 percent less radiation.
We also use digital x-rays as an educational tool that encourages you to actively participate in your oral health care. It's one thing for us to tell you about a problem, but showing you what's happening inside your teeth is the best way to get you involved because you can see what we see.
Digital x-rays are also valuable because we can transmit them electronically to specialists or your insurance company as needed. And since there are no harmful chemicals to dispose of, digital x-rays are better for the environment.