Because you deserve the safest, most efficient dental care available, Dr. Helton and her team utilize digital radiographs. Digital radiographs are a vast improvement over traditional x-rays. They utilize only 10 percent of the radiation required for traditional x-rays. They also use no film or chemicals, so there is no development time. Instead, the instant images can be viewed on a chairside monitor and stored in your electronic file for future reference. We can now take digital radiographs and immediately move from diagnosis to treatment with no “down” time wasted. Your time in the chair is reduced, keeping your more comfortable overall. They also increase our ability to share images for patient education, insurance e-claims or professional communication in an immediate manner.