Digital x-rays offer significant benefits compared to old-fashioned film x-rays. The biggest advantage is that they use 80-90% less radiation compared to film x-rays, which is safer for our patients. Another benefit of digital x-rays is that, in reading the x-ray, the contrast of the image can be altered to better identify findings that might show up faintly at first.

Additionally, when showing a patient his or her x-rays, it’s great to be able to blow up a single x-ray to the size of a computer screen or TV screen to be able to educate patients on what’s going on with their teeth.