Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

Why do I need X-rays?

X-rays or radiographs are a useful diagnostic tool which allow us to see parts of the teeth and surrounding structures that are not visible during a simple oral exam.  They help your dentist find areas of decay between teeth, decay under existing fillings and crowns, bone loss and other signs of periodontal disease, infections, cysts, and some tumors.  In children x-rays help us evaluate growth and check for development of teeth, along with evaluating for dental decay.

Frequency of radiographs varies from person to person based on their risk factors and history of dental decay.  In general, 4 bitewing radiographs are taken once a year and a full mouth series every 5-10 years.

At Bowers and Oki Family Dentistry, we use digital radiography which allows us to use a much lower dose of radiation.  X-rays taken digitally are very safe.

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We know there is a lot of uncertainty during this time and we want to reassure you that we are here for you. Our dental office will remain open during the state shutdown and we will be here to take care of your dental needs.

Our office will need to modify hours and scheduling during this time in order to implement the extra precautions and safeguards needed to keep staff and patients safe. If your appointment will be affected by these changes, we will be calling you to reschedule your appointment.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.