OUR RESPONSE TO FOX 2 NEWS REPORT
By contactus
April 12, 2012
Category: Dental Health
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The recent FOX news report regarding benign brain tumors and bitewing x-rays is another example of poor reporting.  The research they referred to is flawed.  They used data based on 1960's x-ray machines and x-ray film that required long exposures and high dosages.  Also, they used patients memories to establish what x-rays they had taken when they were children.  Today we use digital x-rays that use 20 - 25% of the radiation of conventional  films.  I reviewed the American Dental Association's paper on this research and nowhere is it stated that the recommendation of  bitewings should only be every 2 - 3 years.  This research does not account for cell phone radiation, microwaves, enviromental radiation, genetics, lifestyle, medical history, tobacco and alcohol use.  How this research got established is questionable.

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