Robert D. Elliott, DMD, MS
Julie R. Molina, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dental Specialists
X-rays, also known as radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan. They are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major problem.
X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool. X-rays help Dr. Elliott and Dr. Molina to:
•See how your child’s teeth are erupting (coming into the mouth)
•See the number, size and position of teeth that are still inside the gums
•Find out whether there are missing teeth or extra teeth
•Monitor mouth and teeth injuries
•Determine whether the teeth or mouth are infected
•Prepare for braces and other orthodontic treatment
•Detect problems that can’t be seen with a visual exam
•Identify bone diseases
•Diagnose cavities in between teeth that are touching each other
There is no standard timetable for when your child’s mouth should be X-rayed. The need varies with the child’s development and dental health. If your child has had many cavities and fillings or has a high risk of tooth decay, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends X-rays every six months. This can help to detect cavities developing between teeth.
Our mission is to provide specialized and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families. Dr. Elliott, Dr. Molina, and our TEAM are here to positively change this generation’s view of going to the dentist, one child at a time.
"You all are the best! Our girls have been fortunate to have been cared for by the entire team and we will miss seeing you.
We hope that our grandchildren will be able to be patients
(when the time comes!) Thanks to everyone!"
Courtney B. said about Vanessa – “She was wonderful when cleaning my daughter’s teeth – “drawing letters, etc.”
She had tons of tricks – my daughter didn’t even know she had anything done.”