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When should children get their first dental X-ray?

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There are no rules for when to start dental X-rays. Some children who may be at higher risk for dental problems (for example, those prone to baby bottle tooth decay or those with cleft lip/palate) should have X-rays taken earlier than others. Usually, most children will have had X-rays taken by the age of 5 or 6. As children begin to get their adult teeth around the age of 6, X-rays play an important role in helping your dentist to see if all of the adult teeth are growing in the jaw, to look for bite problems, and to determine if teeth are clean and healthy.

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

SOURCE: American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on May 14, 2018

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