If you're uneasy about x-rays, the following information may put you at ease: X-ray machines focus carefully on one exact location. Protective coverings containing lead prevent other areas of your body from being affected. Exposure time is very short due to high speed film and precise timers. Equipment used in performing x-rays is regularly checked to ensure its safety of use. X-ray technicians are experts who receive special training in their field. The knowledge gained from x-rays can be invaluable to your health. We are always subjected to some amount of radiation that comes from the atmosphere and from Earth's radioactive substances. The amount of radiation you receive during x-rays is much less than the amount determined to be hazardous. Talk to a team member today if you still have concerns. Here at Clinton Family Dental, we utilize digital dental x-rays. The digital dental x-rays system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90 percent!