Dentist Discusses Recent Study Linking Frequent X-Rays, Cancer

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STUDIO CITY (CBS) — A recent study published in the journal Cancer says radiation from frequent dental X-rays may be linked to an increased risk for non-cancerous brain tumors.

Researchers found that those who get bite-wing X-rays at least once a year or more had a 40 to 90 percent greater risk of a brain tumor but experts point out that these results are based on high radiation levels than patients are exposed to today.

Dental specialist Dr. David Keen appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss this and more.

For more information, visit Dr. Keen’s website.

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