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Marco Island Dentist Details History of Dental X-Rays

Marco Island Dentist Details History of Dental X-Rays

Along with regular examinations and professional cleaning, periodic dental x-rays are typically a standard of care in the maintenance of your oral health. Primarily used to diagnose potential problems within a tooth or below the gumline, dentists also use x-rays as a proactive monitoring tool to track any changes that occur in your teeth and gums over time. In fact, the x-ray’s ability to discern potential problems that cannot be seen by visual inspection makes it one of the most beneficial diagnostic tools in dentistry. While technology makes today’s dental x-rays seem like a relatively recent high tech invention, you might be surprised to learn that x-ray technology has been around for 105 years and that several dentists and physicists from around the world took the first dental x-rays within weeks of each other in 1896.      

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Dental work reviewd and replaced

When Should Dental Work Be Replaced?

If you have had a cavity filled, a crown installed, or dental implant work done and more than a few years have passed, there is a chance that you should have this work inspected by your dentist. This kind of dental work is built to last as long as possible, but a number of factors can cause older dental work to fail, leading to further complications to your oral health.

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