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At Mirage Family Dentistry, we’re advocates for life-long learning and continuing education. We share informative, fun, and educational articles on our blog twice each month. Please read along, leave comments, and share on social media!

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Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Rajni Kapoor would like everyone in Yorktown to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The… (Read More)

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Posted February 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read… (Read More)

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Posted February 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar. That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards… (Read More)

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Posted November 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Stop Tooth Pain & Sensitivity Now!

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to those who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, Mirage Family Dentistry would like to explain what… (Read More)

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Posted October 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth and your life by the time you are mature and supposedly “wise”, wisdom teeth are simply the last set of molars that grow furthest back in your mouth. If you’re experiencing some specific pain in your gums and jaw, you may be wondering if you… (Read More)

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Posted October 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2… (Read More)

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Posted September 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Oral Anatomy 101

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Yorktown dentist Dr. Rajni Kapoor to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and function… (Read More)

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Posted June 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Essential Oils for Oral Health

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest, and some may hurt you if applied directly… (Read More)

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Posted June 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Can Children Get Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7. Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum… (Read More)

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Posted May 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Rajni Kapoor

Tongue Talk – To Scrape or Not to Scrape?

For such a seemingly small part of your body, the tongue plays a major role in many every day functions, such as talking, helping you digest and taste food, and swallowing. In fact, the appearance of your tongue may speak volumes (pun slightly intended) about the state of your oral and overall health. Today, Yorktown… (Read More)

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