We often get questions from patients regarding the use of X-rays. We will always take the time to discuss your concerns.
Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body’s natural defences and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing with regular visits to the dentist, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper care, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.