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.
December 13, 2013

Fluoridated Water Good for Kids and Adults

Adding fluoride to drinking water in a community can be controversial. Every year more communities choose to fluoridate and a few stop the practice as political power shifts. Public health officials have long considered water fluoridation one of the major public health improvement achievements of the 20th century. But most people think that water fluoridation mainly prevents cavities in children. […]
December 5, 2013

Prevent Tooth Decay

Yes, it is possible to prevent tooth decay! Tooth decay happens when the sugars and starches in our food stick to our teeth. These carbohydrates provide a feast for the bad oral bacteria that cause tooth decay. These bacteria secrete acids which soften dental enamel. The bacteria, acid and saliva combine to form a sticky plaque that adheres to the […]
August 3, 2013

Do You Want Century Old Healthcare Technology?

Dental amalgam or silver  fillings  have been used for over 150 years.  A good question is Why? Most people wouldn’t be happy  using a treatment that was century old technology for any other healthcare need so why would we accept this for our smiles? Amalgam fillings were originally created as a low cost alternative to gold fillings – the only […]
March 29, 2013

Dr. Oz Talks About Dangers of Silver Fillings

On the Dr. Oz television show the other day the episode was all about the dangers of silver fillings. Silver fillings is really a misnomer because these types of fillings are actually called dental amalgam and are about 50% mercury. The danger of this mercury content is what Dr. Oz and his experts were discussing. Mercury is a neurotoxin, it […]
February 27, 2013

Bad Habits That Cause Dental Health Issues

When is the last time you saw a dentist? When is the last time you used your teeth for something other than eating? When is the last time you chewed on ice? If you are answering yes to these questions you have some bad habits that could cause dental health issues. Did you know that 20% of us have one […]
February 22, 2013

Ancient Ancestors Had More Oral Bacteria

Researchers have discovered that our ancestors had many more types of oral bacteria in their mouths. While more bacteria sounds like a bad thing, the reality is just the opposite! A study of the evolution of human teeth over the past 7,500 years has shown that ancient diets were better for our teeth. The research, which was published in Nature Genetics, involved […]
July 25, 2012

The EU May Ban Dental Mercury

Dental amalgam is a type of filling material that has been used for over 150 years and like lots of things invented long ago there are problems. A key ingredient in dental amalgam is mercury. Mercury is a neurotoxin and can leach into the environment where it finally ends up in our food supply. Rising mercury levels in tuna and […]
July 12, 2012

The End of Cavities?

Imagine no more cavities. The end of tooth decay may be in sight. Scientists from Yale University and the University of Chile have discovered a molecule that kills the bacteria that cause dental cavities. The bacteria called Streptococcus Mutans is common in everyone’s mouth and it turns sugar into an acid that damages tooth enamel. Jose Cordova of Yale and […]
April 13, 2012

News About Dental X-Ray and Cancer Link

News stories in newspapers and on TV were talking about a study published by the American Cancer Society this week. The study linked frequent dental x-rays with a certain type of non-cancerous brain tumor called a meningioma. This type of tumor occurs in about 8 of every 100,000 people which makes it a rare disease although it is the most […]
February 14, 2012

What To Expect (About Your Smile) When You're Expecting

Expecting a child? Thinking about it? Pregnancy causes lots of changes, including a shift in your oral health. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for both mother and baby and you should start by visiting your dentist as soon as you start planning your family. Starting out with healthy gums protects you and your baby. The hormonal changes that occur […]
August 26, 2011

The Parts of a Tooth

Most people don’t think very much about the different parts that makeup a tooth – until something goes wrong. This blog will be a short description of the parts of a tooth. The part of the tooth that we see above the gumline is called the crown. The part that we can’t see below the gumline is the root which […]
December 16, 2010

FDA Needs to Review Mercury Dental Amalgam Ruling

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  met on December 15 and recommended that the FDA examine all relevant evidence when it reviews the 2009 ruling  it made that concluded that mercury dental amalgams were safe. The panel said that the FDA needs to look “not at just certain studies but all scientifically sound studies” when undertaking […]
December 10, 2010

FDA Reviews Mercury Amalgam Health Risks – Again

An advisory panel at the Food and Drug Administration will look at a study that claims that 67 million Americans with silver, mercury-based dental amalgam fillings are being exposed to levels of mercury that exceed EPA guidelines. The study was commissioned by a group promoting mercury-free dentistry. The review will focus on the potential risks to pregnant women, fetuses and […]
December 6, 2010

Put Dental Damage on Ice

Do you crunch on the ice in your soft drinks? Can’t wait to get to the center of that Tootsie Pop so you bite instead of lick?  Both are common ways that people chip their teeth. Other people grind or clench teeth, many times at night so they don’t even realize they are doing it until their dentist sees damage. […]
December 2, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Mercury Fillings

Yet another reason to get those old mercury amalgam fillings out of your mouth.  The November issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease states that inorganic mercury, the type found in dental amalgams, likely is a contributing cause of Alzheimer’s disease. A systematic review of 106 studies found that the symptoms and features of Alzheimer’s disease were reproduced, or occurred […]
November 9, 2010

Costa Mesa Resolves to Ban Mercury Dental Amalgam

The California city of Costa Mesa has become the first American municipality  to pass a resolution calling for banning the use of dental amalgam.   The silver colored filling material is controversial because about half of it is mercury, a known neurotoxin.  The resolution passed by the city council calls on federal and state agencies to ban amalgam, for dentists in […]
October 1, 2010

Dental Mercury Waste Addressed by EPA

According to the American Dental Association (ADA) the Environmental Protection Agency has plans to set up rules to reduce mercury waste from dental facilities.  The EPA expects the new rules to take place in 2012.  While the ADA has a policy that encourages dentists to voluntarily reduce amalgam in dental office wastewater it is now expected to review its amalgam […]
August 12, 2010

Back to School

It is that time of year again – back to school preparations are underway.  Kindergarten to college age, families are busy shopping for school supplies, new school clothes and desperately searching for the perfect backpack.  Many students are also undergoing back-to-school physicals because of participation in school sports. Don’t forget to schedule the dental check-up as well.  For college age […]
August 11, 2010

Common Myths About Your Tooth Decay

A faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine recently wrote an article outlining common dental myths – here are a few dental myths debunked: Losing baby teeth to tooth decay is OK. Myth – Some people believe this since baby teeth fall out anyway but decay in baby teeth can damage the developing adult teeth under the gums.  […]
April 25, 2010

Alternatives to Mercury Dental Amalgams

Dental amalgam or silver  fillings  have been used for over 150 years.  They were initially created as a low cost alternative to gold fillings.  The original recipe contained silver shavings, zinc, copper, tin and mercury.  We now understand that mercury is a powerful toxin.  This controversial substance is still  used by some dentists because of its low cost. In addition […]