Just like lead aprons, thyroid lead aprons are also used as protective covering from x-ray radiation. They are mainly used to protect your thyroid area from specially from dental x-rays that exposes jaws. To avoid serious damage to the thyroid., medical and dental clinics should always have their patients use this accessory.
Thyroid lead aprons have different characteristics for patient's convenience. It is also made with standard lead or lead composite with a rubber or nylon exterior. Some are made with lighter materials such as antimicrobial linen and ultralight washable material. For easier use and minimize cleaning time, some dental clinics use disposable thyroid lead aprons.