Digital x-rays provide us with much more information and detail than traditional films. Some of the advantages of digital x-rays are less radiation, instant developing, and better diagnostic quality. Dental x-rays are essential, preventive, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect dental decay, hidden dental abnormalities, and to complete a treatment plan. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect dental decay and periodontal disease during your visit.