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There has been a lot of discussion through the media and among the dental community about a recent article in the journal Cancer creating a possible link between dental x-rays and brain cancer.  This study has many flaws, and even it's authors warn against over-reacting.  Do dental x-rays cause brain cancer?  See for yourself:
What many people don't realize is that we are exposed to natural radiation every day.  A single dental x-ray is roughly equivalent to one extra day of life!  So please don't put your health at risk due to these fears.  X-rays are required for us, as dental professionals, to take great care of our patients.  In fact, I would argue that cancerous tumors of the head and jaws are more often diagnosed earlier than they otherwise would have been thanks to routine dental x-rays!  Food for thought...

 

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