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If you want to have the best oral health possible, you know that you have to brush twice a day, floss once a day and visit your dentist every six months. You’re probably also aware of the depth of the cleaning you get at the dentist’s office.

But something a lot of folks overlook is the importance of having your teeth X-rayed while at the dentist. Taking dental X-rays is arguably one of the most important parts of your entire appointment. Here’s why.

Cavity detection
One of the biggest benefits of using dental X-rays is detecting cavities early on. At Masterpiece Dental, our dentist can use the high-quality X-ray images to quickly and accurately identify any problem areas in your mouth that may turn into cavities. Once these areas are identified, we can provide the necessary treatment to help you avoid spending more time and money at our office in the future.

Tooth infection detection
Not only can dental X-rays catch cavities but they can also show all the different layers inside of your teeth. This enables Dr. Brandon Green to locate any issues you may have with your tooth roots. Common issues with tooth roots include infection, which, if not caught and treated early, can lead to tooth loss. By taking X-rays of your mouth and locating potential issues, we can provide any necessary treatment right away and help you keep your natural teeth.

While dental X-rays may seem a bit excessive during your regular checkup, they provide invaluable information about your oral health. We hope that seeing some of the benefits of our using dental X-rays in American Fork, Utah, will help you understand their need. For more information, call us today at 801.756.5136.