Recently, many dental offices have begun to switch to Digital X-rays to replace the older conventional technique. There are a number of differences but here are some highlights of the advantages of digital X-rays:

-Decreased radiation exposure: approximately 60-70% less!

-Faster processing time: don’t need a dark room and chemicals, the image immediately appears on the computer screen!

-Saved on the computer for easy storage, easy transfer between health care professionals 

-Can manipulate the images on the computer screen: zoom in/out, can change the contrast, and can compare images side-by-side. All of these functions help the dentist to see things better!

-Can show big images on the screen so that patients can see what is going on as well!

Here at ScarboroSmiles we have made the switch to digital X-rays and both our staff and patients love it!