Dental x-rays are critical diagnostic tool for your oral care. Typically, a full set of pictures will be taken on your initial exam. These x-rays capture your entire set of teeth and establish a baseline for all future dental visits. Bitewing x-rays will take a picture of the upper and lower teeth to show how the teeth are positioned, any decay, bone loss, gum disease or infection. In addition, Periapical x-rays will show a picture of an individual tooth to identify any problems from the crown to the root. Periodic x-rays will be needed on some future visits to ensure your teeth remain healthy. We only take dental x-rays when it is necessary. Forever Smiles is committed to your child’s health and will never take x-rays when they are not required. If you have any concerns about dental x-rays we will answer any of your questions.