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.
May 6, 2013

Melatonin Levels and Diabetes Risk

Could there be a link between your melatonin levels and your risk of diabetes? There are lots of studies that have shown links between disrupted sleep and the risk of Type 2 diabetes but the exact relationship is still a mystery. New research from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women with low levels of melatonin had a higher […]
January 5, 2013

Diabetics Can Protect Themselves From Gum Disease

Diabetics have a higher rate of gum disease but new research suggests ways they can protect themselves. More scientific evidence linking type 2 diabetes with a greater risk of gum disease has been published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. This is one of the largest investigations of the link using data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study(an ongoing […]
June 21, 2012

Diabetes, Your Dentist and Sleep Apnea

Dentists and diabetes patients have an important relationship because of the link between oral health and blood sugar control. A new link discovered between obstructive sleep apnea and diabetic neuropathy will have us working even closer with our diabetic patients to maintain their overall health. A British study reported that patients with obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes were much more […]
October 14, 2011

Healthy Gums Important for Diabetic Patients

Even though the importance of healthy gums for diabetic patients has been well documented a new report in the British Dental Journal has confirmed that most diabetes patients do not understand the link. Researchers surveyed adults visiting a diabetes clinic and discovered that only 13% of participants knew that swollen or tender gums could be affected by diabetes and vice-versa […]
August 13, 2011

Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Untreated sleep disordered breathing such as obstructive sleep apnea may increase the risk of dementia in the elderly. These sleep disorders have previously been linked to diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. This new study looked at 298 women over 65 who began the study without dementia or cognitive impairment. After four years had passed the women were monitored […]
July 15, 2011

Dentists Can Spot Undiagnosed Diabetics

The Journal of Dental Research published a study that showed that dental visits are an opportunity for identifying diabetes and pre-diabetes in previously undiagnosed patients.  One of the largest public health issues facing the nation today is the diabetes epidemic. This study was aimed at developing a protocol for identifying high blood sugar levels in dental patients. Nearly 70 percent […]
June 2, 2011

Worried About Germs?

No matter where you go today there seems to be antiseptic wipes or germ-killing gels placed for your protection. We wipe down the shopping carts at the grocery store and clean the TV remotes with alcohol wipes in the hopes we are protecting ourselves from germs. The makers of Listerine and Reach oral rinse products recently completed a survey about […]
April 27, 2011

Save Your Heart – Treat Your Gums Right

The link between gum disease and cardiovascular problems has been well established by scientific research. The gum disease causes an inflammatory response in the body and inflammation is linked to atherosclerosis and can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The bacteria commonly found in gum infections have been discovered in plaques in coronary arteries. The good news is […]
April 19, 2011

Sleep Deprivation Dangers in the News

From the tragic bus accident in the Bronx that killed 15 people to the continued reports of air traffic controllers falling asleep on duty, the dangers of going without proper sleep have been making news. Last year AAA polled drivers and found that one third of them admitted to falling asleep or nodding off while driving in the past year. […]
April 13, 2011

Summertime Sleep Issues

Summer will be here before we know it – even if it did feel like Winter would never end! Summer tends to bring changes in our regular routines. The kids are out of school, your favorite shows are off for the summer or maybe you like the summer replacements better, and there is always vacation time. These changes all add […]
April 8, 2011

Stroke Risk Linked to Gum Disease

High blood pressure and diabetes are common risk factors for non-fatal strokes. New evidence presented at the International Association for Dental Research meeting last month indicated that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer a non-fatal stroke as compared to people with diabetes. When high blood pressure was compared to gum disease as a stroke risk they […]
April 6, 2011

Sleep Apnea Especially Dangerous for Diabetics

A study from the University of Birmingham in the UK reported that people with obstructive sleep apnea that also have Type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of losing their sight and increased foot problems. The study looked at a group of people who had type 2 diabetes, out of that group more than half also had obstructive sleep apnea. […]
January 12, 2011

Sleep Apnea Patients and Surgery

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that severely complicates the lives of those who suffer from the disease.  Just getting a proper diagnosis and finding a method of treatment that is effective and can be tolerated by the patient is difficult as well.  While CPAP is the first therapy prescribed to patients, over half cannot tolerate sleeping with the masks, […]
January 6, 2011

The Dentist and the Diabetic

Brushing, flossing and maintaining good oral health are important for everyone.  For patients with diabetes, however, maintaining healthy teeth and gums is critical. Patients with diabetes are three times for more likely to contract periodontal disease and tooth decay.  Unfortunately, the presence of gum disease also makes controlling blood sugar more difficult. One of the complications of diabetes is the […]
November 23, 2010

Diabetes and Gum Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 24 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes – a disease that affects many aspects of your physical health.  This number is expected to keep rising because of the increasing number of people who do not get enough exercise and are overweight. Why is a dentist talking about diabetes?  Our […]
October 6, 2010

A Clean Mouth is A Sexy Mouth According to Survey

Based on a new survey conducted by Waterpik a clean mouth is a turn-on.  The survey suggested that partners preferred good oral hygiene over date night standards such as dimming the lights, candles, wearing perfume or listening to mood music.  According to Kelton Research “the results of this study reinforced some of what we already knew- that most consumers simply […]
August 5, 2010

Alzheimers Linked to Periodontal Disease

New York University College of Dentistry researchers have found long-term evidence that periodontal disease may increase the risk of brain inflammation, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease.  The research team looked at 20 years of data and what they found supports the idea of a possible link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s disease. According to Dr. Angela Kamer, lead researcher “The research […]
June 24, 2010

Dental Checkups – More Important Than You Think

Opening your mouth during a dental checkup reveals a great deal about your general health and well-being.  Your teeth and gums can tell the story of your overall health to a trained eye.  Loose teeth, for example,  may point to osteoporosis; cavities and gum disease may signal underlying heart disease or diabetes; a scalloped tongue may point to obstructive sleep […]
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 […]
April 3, 2010

Oral Health Care Ohio

The International Diabetes Foundation is stressing the importance for diabetic patients to have the healthiest teeth and gums possible in their new clinical guidelines.