Posted July 24, 2017.
Biannual checkups are a major key in protecting your teeth. Sachs Family Dental wants you to not only keep a regular regimen of brushing your teeth twice a day and daily flossing but coming in for biannual checkups. These checkups will include a professional cleaning and close look at your teeth.
One of the best ways to get an in-depth look at your teeth is by using a dental X-ray. They examine the inner levels of a tooth beyond the enamel including the roots and bone around the tooth. They locate cavities, check the health of the bone surrounding the tooth, look at developing teeth, and monitor tooth health. They can also look at decay between teeth or under a filling, cracks, nerve damage, and help give your dentist the best view for an implant, crown, dentures, or braces.
The most common intraoral X-rays taken at each appointment include bite-wing X-rays, periapical X-rays, and occlusal X-rays. Bite-wing x-Rays are taken on each side, highlighting the crowns of back teeth. You bite down on a wing-shaped material while these are being taken to get the best view. Periapical X-rays are like bite-wings, but they look at the entire length of each tooth from the root to the crown. Occlusal X-rays show the entire arch of the top and bottom teeth as well as the bite placement.
Dr. Steven Sachs and our dental professionals use the latest dental technology by using digital X-rays. They use a digital sensor to take images, using significantly less radiation than regular film X-rays. Give our office in Orem, Utah, a call at 801-225-4701 today for a consultation or appointment to get your best smile!