Cleanings & Prevention
Dental X-Rays

At the Dental Health Center we use digital x-rays.  Please see the category "Digital X-rays" for more information on this type of 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.  Dr. Manlove and the 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.

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for all new patients so that we may then be able to serve you better. 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.



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