The digital images the system provides are of the highest quality and can help us diagnose problem areas more easily. We recommend taking new x-rays once or twice each year for the best results. Not only does this high-tech imaging machine drastically reduce the amount of radiation associated with traditional x-rays, but it also provides a more comprehensive view of our patients’ teeth, mouth, and jaw. Our new system allows us to take the x-rays without having to insert anything into our patient's mouth—that means no more gagging! This has been proven to be more comfortable for our patients while exposing our patients to 80% less radiation than conventional methods used in the past.