Bitewing X-ray

  • The AAPD recommends a child start taking cavity detecting x-rays at the age of 3

  • The AAPD also recommends that children take cavity detecting x-rays once a year

The AAPD recommends children take this x-ray at the following ages:

  • 6 YEARS: To assess proper jaw growth and development, missing, extra, or impacted teeth and presence of cysts or tumors in the jaws

  • 16 YEARS: To assess if wisdom teeth need to be removed

Panoramic X-ray

(cavity detecting x-rays)