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 15, 2013

What Does Your Smile Say About Success?

Lots of research has been done over the years that has shown that attractive people have an easier path to success and now Spanish researchers have uncovered consistencies in the smiles of influential people. Time magazine publishes an annual list of the 100 most influential people. Researchers from the University of Seville College of Dentistry compared faces from the lists […]
February 8, 2013

Match.com Ranks Smile Number 1

The dating website Match.com completed a three year survey of singles over the age of 21 and made some interesting findings. Smiles ranked as the number one criteria that both sexes used when judging a potential mate. Such feelings don’t surprise biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, a research professor at Rutgers University and a Match.com adviser who helped develop the survey. […]
January 19, 2013

Heartburn and Oral Health

Do you suffer from heartburn on a regular basis? You might suffer from GERD and this stomach problem can also affect your oral health. GERD is short-hand for gastroesophageal reflux disorder and the discomfort felt by GERD sufferers is caused by the stomach acid rising into the esophagus or mouth. This acid erodes the lining of the esophagus and also […]
August 2, 2012

Feeling Stressed? Try Smiling

When you are feeling stressed the last thing you usually want to do is smile – but it turns out that smiling can actually reduce your stress level. A study completed at the University of Kansas gave students anxiety-inducing tasks. The students were tested three ways including not smiling, being told to smile and while holding chopsticks in their teeth […]
July 20, 2012

Planning Your Wedding? Don't Forget Your Smile

Planning a wedding? There are lots of things on your to-do list but both brides and grooms need to remember to add dental visits to their to-do lists. Most brides and grooms want a whiter smile for their wedding photos but planning to stop by for a quick in-office whitening at the last minute is not be the best idea. […]
April 11, 2012

How To Choose A Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is not a board certified “specialty” and any dentist can call themselves a “cosmetic dentist”. So how do you choose a cosmetic dentist and how do you make sure you have chosen someone with the training and experience needed to create your dream smile? You’ve got to ask a lot of questions. Where did the dentist receive his […]
February 10, 2012

5 Choices That May Hurt Your Smile

We hear lots of advice every day about what to eat and drink in order to be more healthy. It turns out that some of the choices we make that we think are good for us could be causing damage to our teeth. Here are a few that you might not be aware of: Sports drinks have become extremely popular […]
January 23, 2012

Energy Drinks Causing Damage

Is your energy boost damaging your smile? Not too long ago, if you wanted a little energy boost you drank a cup of coffee. Today we can skip the coffee and get our caffeine fix from any number of energy drinks on the market. The growth in sales of these drinks has been amazing and more products are coming to […]
January 6, 2012

The Difference Between a Cap and a Crown

Some patients call dental crowns “caps” because they are used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. But there is no difference between a cap and a crown. They are one in the same. A dental crown is the “official” term for this type of dental restoration. A crown is a permanent restoration that is created in a dental […]
December 27, 2011

How Bacteria Fight Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that has been used for many years to fight tooth decay but it seems that bacteria are learning to fight back. The incidence of tooth decay in America has greatly declined with the advent of fluoride toothpastes and the addition of fluoride to municipal water supplies. While this is controversial in some areas the […]
November 22, 2011

Your Smile After Your 50th Birthday

Once you pass your 50th birthday you begin to notice some changes in your body. Your metabolism runs a little slower so you can’t eat like you used to. Body parts that you never thought much about start to twinge or ache.  This is also a time where we notice some oral health changes. If you have been brushing, flossing […]
November 12, 2011

A Great Smile After Age 40

Looking forward to celebrating your 40th birthday? During our 40’s we start to experience some changes in our bodies but the good news is, if you have been taking care of your teeth (brushing, flossing, etc.) your dental health should continue to be terrific. There are a few things to keep an eye on when when you hit your 40’s: […]
November 1, 2011

Jaws Sizes Shrink With Age

A Swedish study has proven that the size of our jaws decrease with age causing crowded teeth in older adults. The study began in 1949 with plaster molds of the jaws of dental students, ten years later this was repeated. Molds were again created forty years after the first round and “We found that over these forty years there was […]
October 18, 2011

Chipped Teeth Are Common

Chipped teeth are a common problem we see in our office. The reasons for the damage range from accidents to people who grind their teeth so severely they cause breakage How we repair the damage depends on factors such as the size and location of the chip, which tooth is chipped and the overall oral health of the patient. Options […]
February 18, 2011

Fixing the Gaping Gap

David Letterman, Condaleeza Rice and model Lauren Hutton have always worn the gaps between their two front teeth with pride – but most people want the gap gone. The gap is known as a diastema and can be corrected by several methods. One way to close the gap is by using dental braces. For those who are seeking immediate gratification, […]
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. […]
November 18, 2010

Cosmetic Dentistry Vs. General Dentistry

Many people think they they will never need a cosmetic dentist, after all cosmetic dentistry is just for “Hollywood types”.  This idea couldn’t be further from the truth.  For example, one of your front teeth is broken accidentally.  Repairing this tooth will require placing a crown (or a cap as some people call them).  All dentists are trained to prepare […]
August 26, 2010

George Washington's Dentures

“What were George Washington’s false teeth made of?” is a common trivia question.  Find the answer at the National Museum of Dentistry located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The museum hardly considers the question trivial however, the dentures worn by our first President are the star exhibit at the museum.  They are not carved of wood as many visitors guess, but are […]
June 30, 2010

Options for a Whiter Smile

Tooth bleaching is the most common cosmetic dental treatment performed. There are several options for whitening your teeth including those available only from your dentist and a variety of over-the-counter options. Before beginning any bleaching procedure it is important to understand why the teeth have become discolored. Tooth enamel is discolored by aging, staining from coffee, wine and food. Cigarette […]