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 18, 2013

What Your Oral Health Says About Your Wellness

Some have said that the mouth is the gateway to the body – this couldn’t be more true. All of the nutrients that our body needs to thrive pass through the mouth and affect the rest of the body. Poor oral health can also affect your overall wellness and relate to systemic health problems. Gum disease and diabetes have a […]
December 11, 2013

Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Blood Pressure

Researchers in Spain found that people with sleep apnea and  resistant hypertension had improvements in the blood pressure after treating their sleep disorder. The researchers noted that resistant hypertension (a type that does not respond to typical treatments) was common in patients with sleep apnea. Past research using CPAP therapy to treat the sleep apnea has shown mixed results regarding […]
December 3, 2013

The Dangers of Poor Sleep

We know that inadequate or poor quality sleep makes us feel miserable the next day but it can also be dangerous. Sadly, the train crash that just occurred in New York seems to be linked to sleep, as so many other accidents like this have been. It now appears that a train operator had dozed off before reaching the deadly […]
November 2, 2013

The Boom In Sleep Apnea

Baby Boomers are part of the boom in sleep apnea cases. Sleep apnea affects 5-10% of the American population and most of them don’t know they have this sleep breathing disorder. Snoring, daytime fatigue and weight gain are all signs that someone may be suffering from sleep apnea and, left untreated, sleep apnea can take years off your life. Sleep […]
October 18, 2013

Detox Your Brain – Get Some Sleep

Need another reason to get some sleep? Researchers have discovered that sleep is the time that the brain cleans house – effectively a detox for your gray matter. Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center have reported the discovery of a mechanism that removes waste products from the brain when we are asleep. Lead study author Dr. Maiken Nedergaard […]
October 10, 2013

Dangers of Driving While Drowsy

Did you know that driving when sleep deprived could cause you to drive like you had been drinking? True – drowsy driving is a serious problem on our roads casing at least 100,000 accidents. Statistics show that drivers are 15 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident which causes a fatality when they experience excessive daytime […]
September 18, 2013

Are You Sensitive?

Do you have sensitive teeth? Complaints about sensitivity are one of the most common reasons people seek dental treatment. Teeth become sensitive because the dentin, the inner part of the tooth made up of tiny tubules, has become exposed. These tubules lead straight to the nerve and when the tooth is exposed to heat, cold, air, sweet, sour, almost anything […]
September 13, 2013

Study Boosts Dental Implants

Two large international clinical studies have shown that dental implants perform just as well as we thought! These long-lasting and safe replacements for missing teeth were found to perform even better than we had previously thought. These clinical studies looked at more than 1,000 implants in Europe, the US, and Australia. The researchers found implant survival rates of 98% with […]
September 12, 2013

Top Women's Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea, are more commonly diagnosed in men. But sleep disorders affect women as well. This disruption of sleep causes poor quality of life and health issues including depression, anxiety and increased chances of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Some of the top sleep disorders affecting women are insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Hormones play […]
August 30, 2013

Stopping Snoring by Singing?

Can you really help stop your snoring by taking singing classes? According to a clinical trial at Exeter University performing certain singing exercises may help strengthen certain muscles, which could help alleviate snoring and even obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea occur when weak muscles or excess flesh in the soft palate and upper throat collapse into the […]
August 27, 2013

Anxious? Could Be Linked to Sleep Apnea

Anxiety and sleep apnea have been linked in a number of studies. For example, in 2012 a European study found that more than half of sleep apnea patients also “had some degree of depression and anxiety.” While anxiety and sleep apnea often go hand in hand, it is important to note that it has not been proven that one necessarily […]
August 20, 2013

World Flossing Record Broken in Ohio

I don’t know who thought up the idea that there should be a world record for the most number of people flossing on a single length of dental floss – but it does exist. Let me clarify that this is not as disgusting as it sounds – the single length of dental floss was huge and everyone got their own […]
August 10, 2013

Is Your Body Clock Out of Rhythm?

Using artificial light we have extended our days far beyond what our early ancestors were used to. Our internal clocks are designed to be in sync with the rise and fall of the sun each day – early to bed and early to rise – but now we stay up to watch the 11 pm news and then the late […]
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 […]
July 31, 2013

Natural Remedies for Poor Sleep

Are you tired (no pun intended) of hearing horror stories about sleeping pills and looking for a more natural remedy for poor sleep? You don’t have to resort to sleeping pills – the reason you are having sleep problems may be due to a vitamin or mineral deficiency! Here are some common sleep problems and the vitamins or minerals that […]
July 26, 2013

Poor Sleep Ages Skin

Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to medical problems like diabetes, cancer and obesity but a new clinical trial shows that poor sleep ages our skin. The study was conducted at Case Medical Center and funded by Estee Lauder and showed that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin aging and their skin recovered more slowly from environmental stresses like […]
July 19, 2013

Half of Adults Snore – Tips To Help Stop

About half of adults snore at one time or another. Snoring is not only annoying, it can also have health consequences. If you want to stop snoring here are a few tips to try at home: Stop sleeping on your back and sleep on your side instead. Sleeping on your back allows the soft tissues of your mouth and throat […]
July 13, 2013

Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation for one or two days might not harm you but chronic sleep deprivation has serious consequences. Our busy schedules don’t seem to allow enough time for sleep, especially not the amount we actually need. While average sleep time is 7 to 8 hours some people actually need 10 hours in order to meet their sleep needs. The key […]
July 11, 2013

Feeling Tired? See a Sleep Doctor

The Centers for Disease Control say that sleep problems are a “public health epidemic”. 70 million Americans have sleep problems and about 60% of those have a serious, chronic problem like obstructive sleep apnea. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is trying to spread the word that being tired is not normal. “Far too many people accept sleep deprivation and […]
June 25, 2013

Sleep Apnea and Jaw Pain

Researchers from the University of North Carolina have found evidence that obstructive sleep apnea can be linked to TMJ disorders that cause jaw pain. Previous studies have linked sleep apnea to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) may be caused by poor bite, clenching or grinding teeth, arthritis and now, sleep apnea. TMJ problems […]