At Totally Smiles, we take a pioneering stance and are always challenging the status quo to continually find ways to deliver exceptional dental care to all Australians. To this end, we offer our customers the latest in dental technology including digital x-rays.
Why are digital x-rays important?
We believe that digital radiography is one of the most important developments in dentistry. This is because of the number of benefits that it brings to our customers, including:
- Better and quicker diagnosis
- Less exposure to radiation
- Less damage to the environment from harsh chemicals and waste
Unlike traditional film, digital x-ray images can be enhanced to allow us to make an extremely accurate diagnosis. We can magnify images, sharpen them, or colour them to help us see exactly what’s going on. This means that your treatment is going to be more precise than ever. We can store images on your digital file and bring them up quickly and easily at a later appointment. It’s also possible to superimpose images taken at different times, making it easy to monitor any changes. Digital x-rays are also much faster to produce so we can diagnose and treat you in much less time.
Digital x-rays reduce exposure to radiation by up to 80% compared with traditional film-based X-rays. Although today’s film-based radiography is safe, we are always looking for ways to improve and digital x-rays allow us to minimise exposure to both patients and operators.
Better for the environment
We take pride in looking after the environment. Digital x-ray technology allows us to be more environmentally responsible because it does not use the harsh chemicals needed for traditional x-rays. We also no longer need to take up as much space for storing film x-rays, with all the heating and lighting associated with it, further reducing our environmental footprint.
Technology because we care
Digital x-rays help us provide you with the highest possible levels of service and care. You can rest assured that when you visit any of our more than 50 practices nationwide, we have invested in the latest technology. This is because we are invested in you and making sure we are properly equipped to give you the dental health you deserve.
Contact your local Totally Smiles practice to book in your next dental examination and clean, or book online now.