About Our X-Rays
At our Kidz Choice Dental locations in Conway and Fort Smith, we utilize digital x-rays that are much more comfortable for kids than the old-fashioned x-rays. Our dentists only recommend digital x-rays when we believe it’s absolutely necessary for your child’s results. We understand how to create the most positive experience possible for your kids when they visit the dentist and take pride in doing so!
What to Know about Gag-Free X-Rays
If you’re a parent, you already know that kids have a much stronger gag reflex than adults. That means that using traditional dental x-ray methods on children is uncomfortable for them, to say the least. That’s why we employ new digital x-ray technology for our young patients who need x-rays.
There’s one huge advantage with digital x-rays that will be immediately apparent to you and your child: no more gagging! Taking digital x-rays involves one of our trained dental technicians positioning a small sensor inside your child’s mouth. The images immediately appear on a computer screen inside the examination room. Although the digital x-rays look similar to the old-fashioned film type, these images can be enlarged and manipulated so that our dentists can have a better view of your child’s teeth and bones.
Manufacturers of digital x-ray equipment claim that this method is much safer for the patient than the old, traditional technology. Still, we’re careful about how often we recommend x-rays for your child. We only suggest it when we believe it’s necessary. But there’s no doubt about the other advantages of digital x-ray technology: your child won’t gag, and our dentists will have a much improved view of what’s happening inside the patient’s mouth.
One of our trained dental professionals would be happy to provide you with whatever information you need to make the best decisions for your child. As is the case with virtually any dental procedure or technology, simply utilizing digital x-rays doesn’t guarantee that your child will have good oral health. In order to achieve that, he or she needs to employ healthy oral hygiene habits by brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and visiting our Kidz Choice Dental office for regular exams and professional cleanings.
Contact Kidz Choice Dental
If you’d like to schedule your appointment or see if your child is in need of a root canal procedure, you can reach our Conway office at 501-328-5439 or reach our Fort Smith office at 479-452-8650. You can also fill out our Appointment Request Form below to request your child’s dental appointment. A member of our staff will get back with you soon!