Holistic Approach to Radiation!

Posted by Seattle Dental Care Jan 19, 2023

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Holistic Approach to Radiation!

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Hi everyone,

Last week we had our semi-annual x-ray inspection by the state of Washington. The inspector evaluates the x-ray machines for how much exposure there is from each individual x-ray. Inspector also checks the software to be sure it is providing good images.

The inspector commented that our x-rays tested 50% or better than many of the other digital systems he examines. I have one of the earlier digital x-ray systems in Seattle. This also means that it is much safer for dental staff, who have to have regular x-rays taken as part of their routine. As a dental practice that believes in less is more, this practice goes toward radiation as well. I got it for several reasons:

  • First, and most important is reducing x-ray exposure to the patient. Digital x-rays use up to 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. This means that patients can be exposed to far lower levels of radiation when they have digital x-rays taken.
  • It gives me an excellent image where the resolution is much higher and image is much clearer and more detailed than a traditional x-ray. I can look at and show the patients (if interested) where the areas of concern are and how to improve their oral health. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • It is fast. With digital technology, x-ray images develop instantly. We no longer need to wait over 20-30 minutes for x-rays to develop.
  • There is no need for toxic developing and fixing chemicals. So the office air is healthier to breathe and we do not need to dispose of these toxic chemicals in the environment.
  • Digital x-rays are also more secure than traditional x-rays, as the data can be stored on the computer and backed up in case of any problems.

Though x-rays are necessary, we will try our best to minimize the radiation that patients receive.

At Seattle Dental Care, our holistic dentists ensure to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you are in search of a natural dentist in Seattle who offers noninvasive, low radiation x-rays, please contact the holistic dentist near me at (206) 728-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We will be happy to guide you further.

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