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Are Dental X-rays Safe for the Whole Family?

A Dental X-ray shows a dentist what is going on below the gum line and between the teeth.

Dental x-rays are a common diagnostic procedure that expose a patient to very low doses of radiation, which are still considered safe. When these x-rays are performed properly with adequate safety precautions in place, you will experience the same amount of radiation as you would during a one to two hour flight on an airplane.…

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Prevent Cavities with Dental Sealants

A mother and daughter smile at each other because they know their teeth are protected by dental sealants.

What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are either clear, white or have a slight tint. They are used to protect teeth from decay. They are usually placed on the top of the chewing surface of the back teeth. Our back teeth, or molars and premolars, have particularly deep fissures/grooves on their…

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