FAQs about Dental X-rays
Q: When should my child get x-rays?
A: There is no hard and fast rule for when children should start getting dental x-rays. Some children who may be at higher risk for dental problems (for example, those prone to baby bottle tooth decay or those with cleft lip/palate) should have x-rays taken earlier than others. Usually, most children will have had x-rays taken by the age of 5 or 6. As children begin to get their adult teeth (at about the age of 6), x-rays play an important role in helping your dentist to see if all of the adult teeth are growing in the jaw, if caries (cavities) may be present, and to check for bite problems.