A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool

Alpine cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Providing quality dental care is much easier for San Diego area dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health – and pictures are far more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth and gums are worth even more than a thousand words. So, along with a thorough oral exam, most dentists want complete and up-to-date x-rays.

The frequency of x-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your oral health. Because children are growing and they experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need x-rays more often.

X-rays also help Alpine, Jamul, and Santee dentists find cavities, evaluate gum health, and identify any major changes to your teeth and mouth.

Safety is an important issue that all dentists consider when ordering x-rays, because low levels of radiation are used to obtain the images. Many vital precautions are taken to limit exposure, such as putting leaded aprons and collars on the patients.

It is critical that women in La Mesa inform their dentist if they are pregnant because special considerations should be taken.

Hi. My name is Jeff Gray and my practice Jeff Gray DDS is currently accepting new patients. If you are looking for a friendly, skilled, and experienced dentist and are living in La Mesa or the San Diego area, we hope you will schedule a consultation. We are located at 8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102 in La Mesa, California, and our friendly and professional staff is second-to-none.

Along with basic dental health issues, we are happy to discuss the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers. We want you to have the healthy, sensational smile that you deserve!

Our top services here at Jeff Gray DDS are:


porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
laser dentistry

Please call us at 619-337-7700 today!

Dr. Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray DDS
8555 Fletcher Pkwy Ste 102
La Mesa, California

The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/x/x-rays, accessed on August. 1, 2014