Meet Dr. Kenneth S. Lahr, D.D.S.

Dr. Kenneth Lahr is the owner and practicing dentist of West Ranch Dental Center. He credits his interest in dentistry to his grandfather, who was also a general dentist. For Dr. Lahr, owning his own practice is exciting and interesting, and he enjoys meeting new people and catching up with his returning patients.

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How often should I get x-rays?

For most people, a complete radiographic survey should be done every 3 years, and a "checkup" or "recall" set every 6 to 12 months. A complete set of x-rays is estimated to expose you to the same amount of radiation you get on a flight from San Francisco to Seattle. Doctors use x-rays as an aid in diagnosing problems. Without x-rays "seeing" the problem will be difficult if not impossible.

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