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bite·wing ra·di·o·graph

intraoral dental film adapted to show the coronal portion and cervical third of the root of the teeth in near occlusion; especially useful in detecting interproximal caries and determining alveolar septal height.
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bitewing

(bīt′wĭng′)
n.
A dental x-ray film with a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic examination of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.
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bite·wing ra·di·o·graph

(bīt'wing rā'dē-ō-graf)
Intraoral dental film adapted to show coronal portion and cervical third of root of teeth in near occlusion; useful in detecting interproximal caries and determining alveolar septal height.
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The additional information of bitewing radiographs in the detection of established or severe dentinal decay in 14 year olds: A cross sectional study in low caries population.
What difference does using bitewing radiographs make to epidemiological estimates of dental caries prevalence and severity in a young
In a 4-year prospective study, (assessing annual bitewing radiographs of 196 children, aged 6-8 years at baseline), Vanderas, et al.
Over a lifetime, patients with meningioma were between 1.4 and 1.9 times more likely than controls to have undergone bitewing X-rays on a yearly or more frequent basis.
"Our findings indicate a statistically significant increased risk with both bitewing and panoramic films," said Dr Elizabeth Claus, of Yale's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, who led the research.
Far from suggesting that people should skip dental X-rays, the researchers said that the new information should become part of the conversation people have with their dentists, especially since the American Dental Association's guidelines suggest that healthy patients without cavities and free of risk factors should get bitewing X-rays once every one to three years, depending on their age.
"Dutch Dentists' Decisions to Take Bitewing Radiographs." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 16: 368-73.
The good news is that if you've had a check up, including bitewing X-rays, and completed any necessary treatment before your journey, you should be OK.
A woman receiving about seven bitewing dental X rays would be exposed to 0.4 mGy of radiation, says Hujoel, a dentist and epidemiologist.
* Bitewing is an image of the teeth crowns used to detect caries.
Other potential end-uses in this market are radioisotope shipping containers and bitewing shields used in taking dental X-rays.