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 […]
October 3, 2013

Excess Weight Raises Risk of Gum Disease

About one-third of the US population is overweight or obese, leading to significant health problems. Overweight is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and gum disease. According to researcher Dr. Charlene Krejci, “We know that being overweight can affect many aspects of a person’s health. Now researchers suspect a link exists between obesity and gum […]
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 […]
March 5, 2013

Treating Gum Disease Reduces Health Care Costs

We know that treating your gum disease, rather than ignoring it, is good for your health. Now an insurance company has found this treatment is also good for their bottom line because it reduced health care costs. United Concordia is an insurance company that sponsored a University of Pennsylvania study that looked at the costs of treating patients who had […]
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 […]
February 27, 2013

Bad Habits That Cause Dental Health Issues

When is the last time you saw a dentist? When is the last time you used your teeth for something other than eating? When is the last time you chewed on ice? If you are answering yes to these questions you have some bad habits that could cause dental health issues. Did you know that 20% of us have one […]
November 29, 2012

Smartphones and Smiles

Usually you don’t think of smartphones and smiles – unless you are using your phone to take a photo of a smile… How did we ever live without our smartphones? Today there are apps for everything including your oral health care!  While the apps discussed here are available for iPhones there are similar apps available for other Android and Google […]
September 27, 2012

Canker Sore Tips by Dr. Oz

Canker sores are no fun. These annoyingly painful little sores can appear on the mucous membranes inside your cheeks, on your gums or tongue. No one is quite sure why we get them and there really isn’t a good way to make them go away quickly. We do know that if you have family members that get canker sores you […]
August 3, 2012

Should You Worry About Dental Erosion?

What is dental erosion and why should you worry about it? Dental erosion occurs when tooth enamel is worn away by acids in our mouth. Erosion causes teeth to become very sensitive, turns teeth yellow (something that bleaching can’t fix) and leaves them vulnerable to decay. Today the rates of dental erosion are increasing dramatically and these rates are rising especially […]
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 […]
April 13, 2012

News About Dental X-Ray and Cancer Link

News stories in newspapers and on TV were talking about a study published by the American Cancer Society this week. The study linked frequent dental x-rays with a certain type of non-cancerous brain tumor called a meningioma. This type of tumor occurs in about 8 of every 100,000 people which makes it a rare disease although it is the most […]
March 29, 2012

The Link We Don't Think About

We know they are linked but we don’t usually think about it, I mean the connection between oral health and colon health. Research from England has shown that the oral bacteria responsible for gum disease can also play a role in the development of colon cancer. More work is needed to confirm the link but it seems that the bacteria […]
March 27, 2012

Are Canker Sores Dangerous?

Canker sores are annoying and painful but not dangerous to your dental health. Some people get canker sores often, some every once in a while. Only about 20% of us get canker sores and scientists still don’t really understand what causes them. The theory is that we get canker sores because of a problem with our immune system. These sores […]
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 […]
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 17, 2011

Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk

Researchers  from Taiwan reported this week that people who had their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year had a 24% lower risk of heart attack and a 13% lower risk of stroke compared to those who did not visit the dentist. Drs. Emily Chen and Hsin-Bang Leu reviewed medical  data on over 51,000 adults who had their teeth […]
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 […]