Found a great infographic on dental x-rays. We often get questions and concerns about them: Are they safe? (yes! Plus, we've gone digital for a while now, and it exposes you to less radiation than traditional x-rays) Why do we have to do x-rays? (so we can detect problems early on, before they become bigger problems) Can't I have them next time? (you always have the option of postponing dental x-rays, however it is in your best interest for early detection of dental issues.