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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
March 22, 2011

Menopause and Your Smile

Beyond the hot flashes, memory loss and mood swings, the hormonal changes that happen during menopause affect parts of your body you never thought about. Case in point, menopausal women are more likely to have high amounts of plaque buildup and are at a higher risk for tooth loss according to researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve […]
March 21, 2011

New Tobacco Products Bad for Oral Health

Did you know that Columbus was a test market for a new kind of smokeless tobacco? The tobacco companies are trying to find ways around smoking bans which have been enacted in so many places and one of the products being test marketed in certain areas are dissolvable tobacco products. According to the first study to analyze the ingredients in […]
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 […]
September 21, 2010

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is celebrating National Dental Hygiene month in October  with the theme “Healthy Habits are Easier than You Think”.  The ADHA is teaming up with the Wrigley chewing gum company (maker of Orbit sugar-free gum) to promote the idea that good oral hygiene habits are easy to start and maintain, even if you have a […]
September 1, 2010

Do You Need An Electric Toothbrush?

Recently Ric Romero,  a health reporter at KABC in Los Angeles, teamed up with Consumer Reports to test electric toothbrushes.  Because some electric toothbrushes can cost over $100 it is important for consumers to talk to their dentists about whether they need an electric toothbrush.  If it is determined that an electric brush would be helpful in keeping your gums […]
August 16, 2010

Symptoms of Gum Disease

The majority of patients suffering from periodontal disease do not realize they have the condition.  If you don’t get a dental checkup twice a year you may be well on your way to losing your teeth and increasing the odds that you will suffer from heart disease, stroke or diabetes.  Since gum disease is preventable and easily treatable in the […]
July 28, 2010

Smoking and Gum Disease

A study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology found more good reasons to quit smoking.  Patients with chronic gum disease that quit smoking while undergoing treatment had lower number of harmful bacteria in their mouths.  Even more impressive – the number of good bacteria increased!  A win-win situation for the patient in many ways. It is […]
June 16, 2010

Gum Disease – The Top Ten List

When patients are informed  they have developed periodontal disease they usually ask why.  The reasons vary for each person but here is a list of risk factors: You smoke cigarettes or chewing tobacco.  The use of tobacco is one of the biggest risks for periodontal disease because it decreases your ability to fight infection.  Tobacco use  also interferes with healing […]
May 12, 2010

Gum Disease and Prostatitis

Case Western Reserve University researchers have suggested that inflammation from periodontal or gum disease and prostate problems may be linked.  In the Journal of Periodontology the researchers discuss their initial study results.  In this study the researchers compared two common markers – the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) which measures inflammation levels in the prostate and the CAL (clinical attachment level) of […]