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Including this there's a new study out just this week that -- -- some serious question about X rays at the dentist.
Aren't they -- some researchers are linking that radiation.
To a risk of brain tumors.
And doctor somebody.
How was put up a little bit of a fox -- I didn't really realize that there could be a connection do you believe that well let's talk.
About this because I think everyone can relate to one of these extras everyone has had -- as a kid and then we go off and every time you go -- -- this.
You get one of these so.
This was actually the big publicity because -- got published in cancer it's coming from Yale school of medicine.
It's probably one of the largest studies that we've had talking about the dental X rays.
And brain cancer -- looked at about 3000 people half of them have brain cancer called men and you don't want.
Which is it benign tumor of the lining of the brain and the other half did not.
Part of it is because they went back and talked about the memories do you remember taking any -- is when you were a child and that's a short coming off this.
It's not a real studies who does improve.
That radiation causes cancer -- suggest so we have to really be careful about what we're doing here.
But there once I got -- X rays -- -- -- dental offices or the panoramic.
You have an increased risk of getting these brain -- is again manager -- one now we saved -- nine.
It's sort of like sounds like it's nothing but even any kind of you -- -- brain tumor.
Depending on the size and the location can press on the brain cause a lot of sentence you wanna be careful does -- mean that you should not get the X -- know.
Talk to your doctor find that if you absolutely need it because it is stay away from any kind of radiation.
Is not a good thing the other thing is that a lot of these people the average age was 58.
So they got their radiation that was given years ago which was a lot stronger a different type abbreviations so now.
What American Dental Association is recommending now is that if you don't have any cavities.
Make sure you get these -- every three years if your children Michigan and every two years talked to your doctor do I really need this or not.
-- to -- how many is too many and well the key question here is do you need the extra at all and that's true with any extra want all my patients to say to -- do -- need -- chestnuts are doing -- got -- you know when you go to the dentist.
Do -- -- that -- -- now as David said this study looked back over the years when a lot more radiation was given an even the authors say that in the Paper look we're talking about radiation that was -- years ago.
But it reminds us and we're gonna talk later in the show about a higher levels of radiation -- what that might mean.
But I rising radiation is all over the place we have -- in cosmic rays we haven't -- every time we get on a cross country plane flight.
Jamie the amount we get right now in dental experts is very small it's two to three -- rams what we call.
Which -- it gives you an indication it's about the same as you get going on a plane.
So you probably -- -- that even the focused X rays now.
But if you had it when you were a child they look back on and they said -- -- increases your risk of getting this -- -- -- I believe the study is valid.
But I don't think we have the same level of risk now ask your dentist do I need to secretary how many -- doing -- doing it once a year what are you looking for.
Harry and I now dad -- I always asked in this --
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