304 Hinton Oaks Blvd., Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: (919) 295-5849

Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-4:30pm



bitewingWe generally recommend taking routine dental x-rays when children are around the age of five or six. Your child’s unique situation will determine the appropriate time. The first set of x-rays consists of two films called bitewings. This set will familiarize your child with the process. Bitewing x-rays allow us to visualize the areas between the teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Once the baby teeth in the back are touching one another, we recommend regular annual x-rays. Permanent teeth begin coming in around the age of six, and x-rays help us make sure your child’s teeth and jaws are healthy and properly aligned. If your child has a high risk of developing dental problems, especially cavities, we may suggest x-rays at an earlier age.

Remember that each child’s situation is unique. It is important for children to practice good oral hygiene habits and maintain a positive attitude about brushing, flossing, and the dental office. Our staff is specially trained to provide not only the best care but also the best overall experience for you and your child.