X-ray Minimisation

Dental X-rays remain an essential diagnostic tool that provide information not visible during a dental exam.

At dental wellness we have invested in a Digital X-ray with the aim to optimise diagnostic information whilst minimising exposure to radiation.

Digital radiography (digital X-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental X-rays and uses an electronic sensor (instead of X-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged on screen which helps us detect and solve underlying problems easier and faster.

Digital X-rays reduce radiation by 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental X-rays. Not only are digital X-rays better for your safety, they are faster and more comfortable to take, which reduces your time in our dental practice.

Another advantage lies in the fact that the digital image is captured electronically which means there is no need to develop the X-rays, thus eliminating the disposal of harmful waste, lead foils and chemicals into the environment.