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 27, 2013

Affordable Dentistry

A lot of people will laugh at the thought of affordable dentistry saying that such a thing can’t possibly exist. I agree, extensive, complicated dental procedures are expensive however there are ways to avoid those expenses. Prevention is key! An Example of Affordable Dentistry Patient A goes to the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup. This […]
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

Alzheimer's and Your Dental Health

Want to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? A new study suggests that people with poor oral health or gum disease may be more likely to develop this devastating disease. The research examined brain samples from ten patients without dementia and ten patients who had suffered from dementia. The researchers found evidence of the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis in the […]
January 26, 2013

Vitamins and Your Healthy Smile

People discovered a long time ago that vitamins have an effect on healthy smiles — remember sailors on long voyages experiencing scurvy? Sailors lived on dried grains and meats and didn’t have access to the vitamin C in fresh vegetables so they ended up with spongy gums and tooth loss. Keep your smile as healthy as possible by getting these […]
September 19, 2012

Survey Says…

Richard Dawson had the famous line on his game show “Survey Says…” When dentists complete surveys, the results can run the gamut from hilarious to horrifying. Here’s a few results from the Chicago Dental Society:  –          Patients self-treat before they visit the dentist – Nearly 70% of patients attempt to treat their own dental problem before getting in the chair. […]
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 […]
July 2, 2012

Improve Your Oral Health IQ

How do you think you would do on a quiz about oral health? Thanks to the American Dental Association (ADA) you have a chance to find out. 90% of American adults have cavities in their teeth and almost half of all children under the age of 11 suffer from dental decay. Reducing those numbers by educating the public about prevention […]
May 11, 2012

Why Skipping Dental Appointments Can Affect Your Health

Skipping out on making that appointment for your dental hygiene visit? If you think that the worst that will happen is fuzzy teeth then you need to continue reading. There are several health benefits that go along with your regular dental visit that might surprise you. Most of us go to the dentist at least once a year. A survey […]
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 […]
February 23, 2012

Rasberries May Treat Pre-Cancerous Oral Lesions

Oral lesions may or may not become cancerous but most are removed surgically before they become a problem. Even with surgical removal almost one-third of patients with cancerous oral lesions will have them recur. Scientists have been looking for new drugs that could make sure that the precancerous lesions don’t become malignant and hopefully avoid repeat removals of these types […]
January 11, 2012

Changing Health Trends for 2012

Health trends for 2012 will be changing. The Values Institute at DGWB, a national research group,  determined the following are going to be hot in 2012: Natural energy drinks – Instead of Red Bull and Monster consumers will be looking for an energy boost from more natural ingredients like vitamins and tea extracts. Sleep – Study after study confirms the […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
July 9, 2011

Oral Cancer Warnings on New Cigarette Packs

The FDA has included a warning about oral cancer in its collection of images that will now be required on all cigarette packs, cartons and ads. The image selected is described as “cancerous lesion on lip” but also includes a set of severely damaged teeth. The images used in the campaign were all viewed by focus groups. This image was […]
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 […]