Fruit roll-ups shown to improve dental X-ray quality

A study published in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences compared 270 dental X-rays, from people who were told to hold their tongues against the roof of their mouths throughout the procedure. Radiographers managed to take high-quality X-rays in 75% of cases where the patient used a sticky fruit strip as an adhesive-aid, compared to just 36% of cases where the patient’s mouth was empty.

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