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A 19-year-old male asked:

If the effects of dental x ray exposure is cumulative, is there a limit to how will cause cancer? or is it different for everyone?

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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Given the fact: that an afternoon in the sun or a flight longer than an hour on a commercial airplane will expose you to much more x-radiation than a full set of dental radiographs, you can draw your own conclusion. It is recommended that one use modern digital technology and a thyroid shield for the absolute minimum exposure and risk. Don't risk your dental health by not having x-rays taken as needed.

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Last updated Sep 12, 2015

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