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X-Rays at the Dentist

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy teeth require more than good dental hygiene and regular cleanings. Dental X-rays can show potential abnormalities that your dentist couldn't otherwise see, indicating how healthy your teeth really are.

Here's a list of what dental X-rays can be used to identify, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

The number, size and position of all teeth.
Teeth that are impacted or those that haven't emerged.
Cavities.
Damage to the bones surrounding the teeth.
Abscesses.
Fractures in the jaw.
Other abnormalities of the teeth or jaw.


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