Do I really need an x-ray during each visit?

Normally, a healthy adult who has not received a cavity in many years will probably not need an x-ray at every visit to the dentist. However, if your dental health is a little less stable and your dentist is monitoring your progress, you might require more frequent x-rays. In any case, ask your dentist why they recommend you get an x-ray, and always remember that each one only delivers a minuscule amount of radiation.

Normally, a healthy adult who has not received a cavity in many years will probably not need an x-ray at every visit to the dentist. However, if your dental health is a little less stable and your dentist is monitoring your progress, you might require more frequent x-rays.