Yes. Radiation comes from many sources, including the sun and even riding on an airplane. It is important to limit exposure to radiation over ones lifetime. Fortunately, the dose of radiation you are exposed to during the taking of dental X-rays is extremely small, and even smaller at 1st Family Dental because we use digital x-rays. We take precautions during x-rays and will provide you with an apron and cervical collar to protect you or your loved one during x-rays. If you have any questions about the safety or need for dental x-rays, feel free to speak with your dentist for more information.