Remember X-rays are tool for getting information. We try to take the lowest amount of X-ray we can to gain the information needed. Fortunately, the amount of radiation in a dental X-ray is very small. We try to minimize it further by using digital X-rays, which typically require less radiation. The body is exposed to radiation from many sources including the sun, soil, and even appliances. Fortunately, dentists in Ontario have the X-ray tubes in there office routinely checked for accuracy. Lead aprons and shields are used on all dental X-rays to further minimize exposure.
If you have particular concerns, feel free to speak to our dentist or hygienist for a more comprehensive discussion on X-ray needs and safety.