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While standard safety precautions should be practiced, the amount of radiation from the bitewings, or any dental X-rays for that matter, is actually quite low. As most patients experience taking bitewing X-rays only occasionally, the level of radiation they encounter isn't significant enough to cause a health concern. Regardless, no matter how many bitewings are being taken, patients should always be covered with a lead apron and anyone else should step out of the room for protection against radiation. If you are pregnant, tell your dentist -- he or she will determine whether X-rays are needed during your appointment.