April 27, 2018

Studying the Genomics of Sleep Disorders

Recently, Stanford partnered up with a data holding company, Prometheus, to start collecting data on the genomics of sleep disorders. Since there is so little understanding as a whole as to what all happens during someone’s sleep, this data is going to be invaluable. The data will come from 30,000 sleep study patients and show everything they can monitor about […]
August 16, 2016
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Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist to be Keynote Speaker

Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference in Moscow, Russia Columbus Ohio Sleep Apnea Dentist Mark Levy DDS has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the 2016 X Russian Conference. The conference, entitled “Actual Problems of Somnology,” will be held at the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow […]
April 22, 2016
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Mark Levy DDS Awarded Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award

For immediate release: April 13, 2016 – Hilliard, OH A local Hilliard, OH dentist has been awarded the Annual Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award for outstanding service and involvement in the Henry Schein Dental Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. Mark Levy DDS Awarded the Prestigious Janice B. Ballas Community Service Award Mark Levy DDS has been awarded the Annual […]
November 2, 2015

Dr Mark Levy & Team Win Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio

Thanks to our wonderful patients in Hilliard & Columbus Ohio, Dr. Mark Levy and the practice was voted Best Dental Practice in Columbus Ohio for 2015 by Columbus CEO Magazine as an outstanding Columbus Ohio dentist. See our write-up in Newswire.
February 24, 2017

Headache Therapy You Can Practice Everyday

Headache therapy that is effective and safe is important for headache sufferers, particularly if you get the headaches on a regular basis. Headaches are painful and cause other problems, such as difficulty concentrating. If you get migraine headaches, you may be affected by nausea as well. Sometimes the headaches can be so bad all you can do to rid yourself […]
February 13, 2017

Headache Therapy without Any Kind of Medicine

Headache therapy doesn’t have to involve a trip to the doctor or to the local pharmacy to buy over-the-counter pain relievers. The natural world offers a myriad of plants that can relieve your headache pain safely and without the side effects that can come with over-the-counter prescription medications, or the potential for addiction offered by many prescription medications. There are […]
November 5, 2012

Did You Enjoy Your Extra Hour of Sleep?

Most of America is so sleep deprived that we really look forward to that one extra hour of sleep each year when our clocks “fall back” marking the end of Daylight Savings Time. The trick is to use the time change to keep getting the sleep you need every night. Since it will be getting dark earlier your body will probably […]
December 15, 2011

Oral Bacteria Knocks Out Usual Guardians of Blood Vessels

Another reason to keep your mouth squeaky clean. A professor at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine has discovered that the common oral bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum has the ability to knock out the safeguards that protect our blood vessels and allow bacteria to spread. This bacterium is the most common of the 700 or so bacteria that inhabit the […]
August 4, 2011

Weight Loss Linked to Sleep

Trying to lose weight and it just isn’t working? The reason could be the amount of time you are sleeping. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people who didn’t get enough sleep ate more but they didn’t burn off the extra calories. The study took a group of middle-aged men and women of similar […]
September 10, 2010

Oral Bacteria Can Trigger Heart Disease

Dr. Howard Jenkinson of the University of Bristol explained how oral bacteria can escape from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase the risk for heart attack.  Dr. Jenkinson explained “Poor dental hygiene can lead to bleeding gums, providing bacteria with an escape route into the bloodstream, where they can initiate blood clots leading to heart disease.” The streptococcus bacteria […]
August 13, 2010

Dental Technology

I was recently interviewed by Angie’s List about technology in the dental office.  Please take a minute to listen to the podcast and then feel free to contact me about the dental technology I use in my practice at StoneRidge Dental Care in Gahanna, Ohio.
August 6, 2010

Reasons to Smile

Some days it feels like there isn’t a whole lot to smile about but those are the days when smiling will help you the most!  The human face contains 44 muscles that allow us to make thousands of facial expressions, including many types of smiles. It has been proven that the simple act of smiling sends a message to your […]
July 9, 2010

A Dental Treatment Revolution?

In the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano researchers reported on the development of a technique that could bring diseased teeth back to full health.  Root canal therapy is a procedure that is used to prevent tooth loss by removing the diseased soft tissue inside a tooth leaving a non-vital tooth in the mouth. Dr. Nadia Benkirane-Jessel and her team […]
June 18, 2010

What is a Neuromuscular Dentist?

A Neuromuscular Dentist is specially trained in the branch of Dentistry that diagnoses and treats the proper alignment of the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and how it affects the surrounding muscles and nerves.  The relationship between the teeth, jaw joint and surrounding tissues is among the most complex in the human body.  General dentists are usually trained to focus on […]
June 11, 2010

Food and Drug Administration Will Review Dental Amalgam

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a dental advisory panel to review “scientific issues that may affect the regulation of dental amalgam.  The panel meeting will focus particularly on the potential risk to vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, fetuses and young children”. In 2009 the FDA concluded that dental amalgam was a safe and effective restorative treatment […]
May 30, 2010

How To Handle A Knocked Out Tooth In Columbus

Accidents happen.  Teeth are typically knocked out because of an accident – whether it be a fall or an accidental elbow when playing a sport.  How you handle the tooth and how long it takes to get to your dentist can make a big difference in how this injury is treated. Many times  teeth are knocked out completely whole,  including […]
May 24, 2010

Tooth Loss More Common Than You Think

Almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth.   At age 74 more than a quarter of the people have lost ALL of their teeth.  Reasons for the loss vary – tooth decay, accidents, gum disease, excessive wear (bruxism or tooth grinding),  or periodontal disease.  Whatever the reason for the loss […]
May 13, 2010

Geographic Tongue and Bad Breath

Geographic Tongue sounds like the name of an alternative rock band.  Actually it simply means a tongue that has lots of grooves and fissures in it.  This “geography” gives lots of hiding places for anaerobic bacteria to live and breed.  These bacteria cause bad breath.  A geographic tongue does not mean something is wrong with your tongue, it simply means […]
May 12, 2010

Gum Disease and Prostatitis

Case Western Reserve University researchers have suggested that inflammation from periodontal or gum disease and prostate problems may be linked.  In the Journal of Periodontology the researchers discuss their initial study results.  In this study the researchers compared two common markers – the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) which measures inflammation levels in the prostate and the CAL (clinical attachment level) of […]
May 6, 2010

Sleepless Nights and Insulin Resistance

A study completed at Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands has found that previously healthy patients who had just one night of reduced sleep time can show signs of insulin resistance.  This is important because insulin resistance is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes. The lead researcher, Dr. Esther Donga said that over the last 10 years the […]
May 4, 2010

Healthy Smile Tips by Dr. Oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, authors of YOU: The Owner’s Manual offered up some tips for a healthier smile this week in their newspaper column.  Under the heading  Eat, drink and chew your way to a great smile… they included this advice: 1.  Say no to bottled water.  According to the doctors you’ll help keep plastic bottled out […]
April 30, 2010

Discovery of Laughing Gas No Laughing Matter

Medical and dental patients the world over can thank a young chemist named Humphy Davy who accidentally discovered nitrous oxide or laughing gas.  In 1799 there wasn’t even a word “anesthesia”.   When surgery was performed the doctors of the day actually believed that pain was a good thing – they believed that it helped the body rebound faster. The story […]
April 26, 2010

Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Most people believe that tooth decay is the number one reason why people lose teeth.  Not true – actually more teeth are lost because of gum disease.  Gum disease is usually found in people who have a poor diet or who neglect brushing and flossing regularly.  Alcoholism, auto-immune disorders and certain steroid drugs and cancer therapies can also leave people […]
April 13, 2010

Dental Abscess – Frequently Asked Questions

What is an abscess and how did I get one? A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that can form in the gum but generally forms in the bone and drains either through the gums or through a tooth.  These events are painful and usually start with a bacterial infection either inside the pulp of your tooth or in […]