What are bitewing xrays?

Bitewings are also known as “cavity detection” xrays and are often times conducted once a year. The xrays specifically focus on looking at the chewing (“occlusal”) surfaces as well as the area in between teeth surfaces(“interproximal”). They are done at least once a year as cavities can develop very rapidly on baby teeth. The cavities detected on xrays are often times not able to be seen during a physical exam by a dentist therefore are very important!

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