Digital x-rays offer a number of advantages compared to its predecessor. As a patient, you will be exposed to significantly less radiation during the process of a digital x-ray compared to traditional x-ray techniques. Secondly, this format gives our staff an immediate, higher resolution product that we don’t have to use a darkroom to develop. As a patient, this means better overall diagnostic abilities of your mouth. For example, digital x-rays allow for enhanced diagnostic quality by giving us a clearer views, better capability to zoom in on small areas and instant integration to computer software. Should you have minor tooth decay, a tiny cavity or another issue on a smaller scale, our dental staff can enhance your digital x-ray a number of times its original size without having the quality of the picture compromised. This helps ensure you understand the dental issues in your mouth and helps you make informed decisions about any treatment you may require. Digital x-rays are also making it easier for your dental records to be shared with other dentists across the world with a single email. For example, should we discover an oral anomaly, the process of getting an opinion from a specialized expert takes exponentially less time as sharing images of the issue can now be done digitally and instantly. Digital x-rays are also better for the environment because no processing chemicals are needed.