Traditional dental X-rays are a hazard to the environment. The danger comes from two sources: the packaging of the X-ray film and the chemicals used in the development of the film. The X-ray film is packaged in paper, plastic, and lead, all of which are usually thrown into the garbage. This adds to lead pollution levels and increases landfill volume. The chemicals used to develop the X-rays are caustic, and they are typically dumped into sinks, where they then enter our drinking water.
Dr. Shvartsman uses digital X-rays instead of traditional X-ray film.
LI Center for Healthier Dentistry’s 2-D and 3-D digital X-rays do not use harmful chemicals or produce packaging waste. They are environmentally-friendly and fit well into our green philosophy.