2324 Santa Rita Road, Suite 3, Pleasanton, California 94566 • Phone 925 462 4045 • Fax 925 462 8587 • smile@michelechalmersdds.com

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925 462 4045


Dental x-rays or radiographs are very important, as they allow the dentist to see things about your oral health that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Some conditions the dentist is looking for include decay that occurs between the teeth in the floss zone, abcesses, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, and teeth that may not have grown all the way in. By using an x-ray to diagnose these problems, we can help save you money in the long run from surgeries or other treatments the might become necessary if we didn’t find the problem. In some cases, where dental x-rays show the location of tumorous growths, x-rays can be responsible for saving your life. We use state-of-the-art digital x-rays which can enhance and enlarge the image of your teeth by 300 times.


Modern x-ray machines are very safe, and digital x-rays use about one third the exposure of conventional x-rays. The amount of radiation exposure your body receives on an airplane flight from San Francisco to New York exceeds the amount of exposure you will receive from a modern dental x-ray machine. Contrast this minimal exposure with the risk of not finding a problem until it is too late, and you can see why dentists prescribe regular diagnostic x-rays. Visit Dr. Michele Chalmers, D.D.S., Pleasanton female dentist.