What are dental x-rays and why are they important?

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Dental x rays are a type of radiation that dentists use to take pictures of teeth and bones. They are important because they help dentists find problems in the mouth, such as cavities, gum disease, and tumors.

Dental x-rays are safe for both adults and children. The amount of radiation exposure from a dental x-ray is very low. In fact, people receive more radiation from the sun in one day than they do from a dental x-ray in their lifetime.

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