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.
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
March 10, 2011

Links Shown Between Gum Disease and Breast Cancer

According to a  report released in February by The British Dental Health Foundation, women with gum disease and/or missing teeth may be up to 11 times more likely to develop breast cancer. This study appears to show that good oral health care for women may be even more important than originally thought. Over three thousand patients were studied by Sweden’s […]
February 22, 2011

Gum Disease and Smoking

Smoking is bad for your  heart and lungs – we all know that, but did you also know that smoking affects your teeth and gums? The ugly yellow nicotine stains on their teeth are usually the first dental side effect that smokers think of. But more worrisome is the effect that smoking has on your gums and other oral tissues. […]
February 8, 2011

Bleeding Gums Can't Be Ignored

Three out of four American suffer from some form of gum disease according to The American Academy of Periodontology. These cases range from mild (gingivitis) to very severe form called periodontitis. Despite these amazing numbers only about three percent seek treatment for their disease. Research studies focusing on oral health all point to gum disease being linked to diabetes, heart […]
January 7, 2011

The Truth About Flossing

There is an old saying – you only need to floss the teeth you want to keep! Most of the population doesn’t seem to take that wisdom to heart.  A study in 2008 found that less than half of Americans floss daily and 10% NEVER floss.  Flossing is even more important than brushing when it comes to preventing gum disease […]
December 30, 2010

Resolve to Save Your Smile in 2011

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions each year?  How many times have you actually kept one of your resolutions?  Most of us don’t last long with resolutions because they tend to involve meeting pretty big goals that we have set for ourselves:Lose 20 pounds Work out 5 days per week Quit smoking Stop nagging my spouse Lose 20 pounds Here […]
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 […]
November 6, 2010

Can Fish Oil Cure Your Gum Disease?

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as  fish oil, may be  effective for treatment and prevention of periodontitis.  Periodontitis occurs when gum infection such as gingivitis is left untreated.  The infection spreads from the gums to the ligaments and bone that support the teeth.  The teeth eventually become loose and fall […]