Technology

Digital X-rays

In order to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental services, we use dental radiographs, or X-rays, in our office. These radiographs provide us with invaluable information about your child’s oral and dental health.

While radiographic equipment does produce radiation (and depends on that radiation to function properly), modern advances in technology are continually reducing the amount of radiation that is produced. In fact, studies have shown that the amount of radiation produced by these machines is not significantly higher than other “normal” sources of radiation that we are exposed to on perhaps a daily basis, such as televisions and airplanes.

X-rays work on a simple principle: the X-rays are stimulated and sent through the mouth. When these rays pass through, they are absorbed more by the bones in your child’s mouth than the gums and other soft tissues, creating a picture of how the teeth are positioned, as well as any potential areas of weakness or decay in the teeth.

While this radiation is very low, we still take proper precautions with our patients, such as using a lead apron and thyroid collar while taking the X-rays.

Computerized Dental Records

Our office uses all-electronic, paperless patient and treatment charting. This system boasts many advantages over traditional paper-based charting. For one, appointments are faster, with shorter wait times. Additionally, patient information is more secure and private. Transferring and sharing important patient information with other medical and dental offices is also quicker and more efficient. Plus, all-digital paperless charting is friendlier to the environment and minimizes paper waste! Paperless charting is just one more example of how our office is dedicated to using the latest technology to make your child’s appointments as effective and efficient as possible!