BOSTON – The protective aprons used during dental X-rays may be doing more harm than good.
If you’ve ever had an X-ray of your teeth at the dentist, you’ve had a heavy lead apron draped over you to reduce radiation exposure to other body parts.
But experts, including at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, say that’s no longer necessary.
Mallika Marshall, MD
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