Bay Colony Dentistry has provided educational information and videos about the dental treatments we offer to give you a better understanding of what is happening in your mouth and what our dentist will do during your treatment. If you have any questions about your oral health or treatment options, please feel free to call us at 757-321-1300. Dr. Deborah Blanchard and our team are committed to helping you achieve excellent oral health and improve your quality of life. We will be happy to provide you with additional information and help you schedule an appointment at our friendly dental office in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dental Radiation in Context
When it comes to radiation exposure, dental X-rays make up a very small percentage of the total radiation an average person is exposed to in a single year, which The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) estimates is around 6.2 mSv. In fact, half of radiation (3.1 mSv) actually comes from natural sources, such as the soil, water and even internal radiation from our own bodies. The other half comes from man-made sources, but even then, only 2.5 percent of total radiation exposure in a year comes from dental radiographs.
To learn more about dental radiograph safety and everyday radiation exposure, follow the link below to see the American Dental Associations® official article.