why does a children's dentist recommend taking an x-ray

X-rays can see more than what we can see with our own eyes!! That is why they are an important diagnostic tool that we use at your child’s dental visit! We want to make sure we catch small cavities before they grow to large cavities that can cause pain or infection.

Dr. Charmaine likes to use non-invasive methods to treat small dental decay. The best way to do that is to see those small spots early. Dr. Charmaine will only prescribe dental x-rays according to need, concerns, cavity risk, or frequency based on AAPD recommendations.