Q. I have heard that the strips of film used to take dental x-rays are kept in lead-lined boxes to shield them from radiation. The dust from the lead can get on the film and the dentists fingers and be transferred to the patent's mouth.
Is this something we should be concerned about and ask our dentist about?
Today, we have better equipment and film (that results in less exposure to patients) and x-rays are usually stored in a clean container, often plastic.
Moderation with the amount of soft drinks would be a good idea if his use is excessive.