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 23, 2014

Treating Gum Disease

If you were recently diagnosed with gum disease, then you may be wondering what the best forms of treatment are. The first thing you must do is to get into solid habits when it comes to properly taking care of your mouth while brushing and flossing at home. Gum disease is not an ailment to ignore or forget about. In […]
September 26, 2013

Choosing Dental Floss

Most dentists are really picky about what type of dental floss their patients choose – just as long as they are using it every day! There are lots of different choices of dental floss on the market and it can be a bit confusing but it all can be used to prevent gum disease. Nylon floss is the most common […]
March 2, 2013

Educating Patients About Gum Disease

I read a statistic that said that 84% of patients want to be educated about gum disease but that only 48% of them think they understand exactly how gum disease works. This means that dentists and hygieniests aren’t doing a very good job of explaining things. Gum disease is not like the flu, where you catch it, have it for a short […]
January 25, 2013

Does Smoking Lead to Tooth Loss?

Smoking can lead to gum disease and gum disease leads to tooth loss. About half of gum disease in smokers is caused by smoking and studies have found that using tobacco is one of the largest risk factors for the development of gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection and in the early stages the gums will bleed easily […]
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 […]
September 13, 2012

Arthritis and Gum Disease

Let’s add one more condition that has been linked to oral bacteria related to gum disease – rheumatoid arthritis. This is not the more common osteo arthritis caused by wear-and-tear as we age. RA is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning it is caused when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues – at this time there is no clear […]
August 17, 2012

Live Longer With a Healthier Smile

Over the past several decades the average American is living longer and has better dental health. But we still have a long way to go – we can stop tooth loss from preventable conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease if we all work a little harder. In 1960 the average 65 year old was already in the cemetary and had […]
June 15, 2012

Can Your Dentist Improve Your Sex Life?

No, this isn’t the opening line of a new joke or the start of a story about Jennifer Aniston’s character in Horrible Bosses. New research from Taiwan shows that men with severe gum disease are at higher risk for impotence. The risk is higher in younger men and the elderly. The study found that gum disease was much more prevalent […]
May 22, 2012

Bad Breath Triggers and Tips

Almost everyone has bad breath from time to time. It is embarrassing and can be a “deal breaker” in both business and social situations. Avoiding bad breath triggers and tips for dealing with them can make the problem less likely to happen to you. Food Triggers – Onions, garlic, coffee, and sugary drinks cause bad breath but even sulfurous vegetables […]
April 19, 2012

What's Lurking On Your Toothbrush?

Researchers in once recent study found 100 million bacteria on one uncovered toothbrush. With all those bacteria lurking on your brush should you be worried? Relax, we’ve got tons of bacteria living in our mouths every day. We brush and floss to keep the numbers under control. Some of these bacteria are good guys and some are bad and cause […]
April 3, 2012

5 Signs You Have Gum Disease

Do you know the warning signs of gum disease? Even if you brush and floss every day you could still be at risk. Some health conditions and medications can make you more susceptible to gum disease. Patients with diabetes or Sjogren’s Syndrome fall into this category. If you are taking any type of medication that causes “dry mouth” your risk […]
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 […]
December 20, 2011

Quitting Smoking Smart Resolution for the New Year

For smokers it is probably the resolution they make every New Year. Quitting smoking offers all sorts of health benefits and it is well known that smoking contributes to harmful bacteria in the mouth that are responsible for gum disease.  Scientists have also known that when smokers quit, the microbe population in their mouths change.  What they didn’t know was […]
December 7, 2011

Gum Disease Improves With Weight Loss

Can gum disease treatment really work better when people lose weight? Can body weight and gum disease be connected somehow? A recent study from Case Western Reserve University seems to answer yes. Researchers found that when fat cells disappeared the human body was better at fighting off gum disease. The study looked at 31 obese patients with gum disease. Half […]
July 20, 2011

5 Things You Are Doing to Damage Your Teeth

It turns out that some of the things we do every day are causing damage to our teeth. Here are a few that you might not be aware of: Using sports drinks to re-charge after a workout. Sports drinks have become extremely popular but they aren’t great for your teeth. The drinks are typically full of sugars which act as […]
July 18, 2011

What is Dental Plaque?

We don’t like to think about it but there are countless numbers of bacteria that live in our mouths. Most of them are not there to do us any favors which is why keeping our teeth clean and free of dental plaque is so important. Dental plaque is a biofilm that is formed on your teeth by the bacteria that […]
July 1, 2011

Poor Oral Care Can Affect Your Love Life

Poor oral health can cause bad breath which will certainly interfere with looking for love. Recent research has discovered another way in which gum disease can ruin your love life and this has much more serious consequences. The research looked at 70 male test subjects and showed a correlation between gum disease and erectile dysfunction(ED). As the severity of the […]
June 24, 2011

Your Oral Health May Deteriorate When Hospitalized

Lots of things are checked regularly when you are in the hospital but one thing that seems to be overlooked is your oral health. Recent research showed that the oral health of patients declined during their stays in the hospital and that poor oral health can be associated with an increased risk of hospital-acquired infection. The researchers reviewed data from […]
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 […]
May 20, 2011

Mouth Can Give Clues to Other Health Problems

We know that gum disease is linked to many conditions affecting the body such as diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. But there are also conditions that may show early clues in the health of your teeth and gums – sometimes before other symptoms appear. Here are a few that science has proven: Tooth Loss and Osteoporosis. The disease that weakens […]