Less than old “film” dental x-rays:
Digital x-rays have 50% less radiation than traditional film-based x-rays.
Less than a cross-country flight:
A flight from Los Angeles to New York City has 40 times the radiation exposure than a single digital dental x-ray.
Less than a day on the earth:
A single day of background radiation from living on the Earth is the equivalent of 2 digital dental x-rays.
Less than a bunch of bananas:
Eating 50 bananas is equivalent to one digital dental x-ray.
Less than a chest x-ray:
A medical chest x-ray is equivalent to 100 digital dental x-rays.
Less than a mammogram:
A mammogram is equivalent to 800 dental x-rays.
Less than a medical CT scan:
A full-body medical CT scan is equivalent to 6,000 digital dental x-rays.