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Why do I need an x-ray?

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists work hard to provide our patients with quality dental care and healthy smiles. The foundation of a healthy smile starts with preventive dentistry, and dental x-rays play an important role in prevention.

Importance of Regular Dental Exams

Preventive dentistry calls for regular exams, x-rays as needed, regular cleans and an excellent oral hygiene routine at home. When you skip one of these precautionary measures, you leave your smile more vulnerable to cavities, root infections and even periodontal disease.

Regular exams help our dentists notice subtle changes between visits. Professional teeth cleans rid your smile of bacteria and plaque, which may lead to serious dental issues, including tooth loss through periodontal disease. A good oral hygiene routine at home should stabilise your smile between dental visits.

dental xray Digital X-Rays in Mount Waverley

As far as dental x-rays in Mount Waverley, our dentists rely on digital x-rays, which release far less radiation than traditional x-rays. Some studies have even found that digital x-rays expose you to less radiation than if you were to spend a few minutes in the sunshine.

Digital x-rays are also better for the environment because there are no chemicals used to develop the film.

Digital x-rays provide clear images to help your Mount Waverley, VIC dentist create the best treatment plan for you and catch small issues before they become costly dental procedures. X-ray images also uncover cavities between back teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye and assess bone levels below the gumline.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dear Patients,
With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are restricting dental treatment to urgent emergencies only, in accordance with guidelines set out by the Australian Dental Association. We are open and taking emergency cases. If you have an emergency or any concern about your dental health, please call us on 03 9888 2523 between 10 am - 2 pm Mon to Saturday or email us at  on hello@mountwaverleysmiles.com.au and we will get back to you to arrange an appointment if necessary.
Keep safe and we thank you for your understanding.