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.
June 29, 2016

Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) Genetic? Clues From New Research

TMJ, or disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint, is a common set of conditions in the U.S. Symptoms of TMJ disorders are pain in the jaw, lack of mobility in the jaw, hearing a “click” or other kind of noise when you move your jaw muscles, headaches or migraines, and muscle stiffness. We may refer to TMJ disorder as though it […]
June 22, 2016

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ): What Does Science Tell Us?

TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is often referred to as a single condition, but can have many possible causes. Scientifically speaking, TMJ is not the disease itself, but the name of the temporomandibular joint in the jaw. This joint connects the two jaw bones on either side and the surrounding tissue and ligaments. It allows for movement of the mouth […]
June 8, 2016

TMJ Disorder Home Remedies and Treatment Options

TMJ disorder can be a painful and frustrating problem. When your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is out of alignment it can affect your whole face, even making it difficult and uncomfortable to chew and talk. Many people who experience TMJ disorders are faced with headaches due to the constant contraction of muscles around the joint. The body overcompensates for the muscle […]
May 18, 2016

TMJ Exercise to Relieve Pain and Tension Associated with TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders affect more than 15% of Americans according to the American Dental Association. TMJ disorders causes facial pain, jaw pain, headaches, and ear aches as a direct result of the temporomandibular joint not working correctly. The joint that connects your lower jaw impacts all areas of your face. When it isn’t functioning properly then these areas can become painful. […]
March 9, 2016

TMJ: Causes of Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders

TMJ is a term that encompasses disorders of the temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles. It can cause pain, discomfort, and dysfunction, in the jaw joint and muscled surrounding the joint. It’s estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from some form of TMJ, though the number could be much higher as many people go undiagnosed. Many people who suffer from […]
March 2, 2016

TMJ Syndrome: What Symptoms Are Cause for Concern?

TMJ syndrome occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connecting your jaw and your skull becomes injured or damaged in some way. The joint and the muscles surrounding the joint must all work seamlessly together in order to create the smooth gliding hinge motion that allows our jaws to operate efficiently. When this joint and the surrounding muscles are not functioning […]
February 24, 2016

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Options, and Prevention

TMJ disorders occur when there is a problem with your temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ. The TMJ is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull in a hinge like fashion. Having a TMJ disorder can greatly impact your life by affecting your ability to chew, yawn, and even speak comfortably. The symptoms for TMJ disorders can vary […]
September 28, 2015

TMJ Can Cause a Lot of Pain in Your Jaw, Is Your Pain from TMJ?

There are a lot of problems that can come from TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint. This specific joint is where your jaw hinges and connects to your skull. When this joint is inflamed, injured, weak, or otherwise not working properly, you could end up with a lot of pain that can change how much quality of life you […]
September 1, 2015

How to avoid getting TMJ

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the bones of your skull.  This joint, when functioning properly, allows you to talk, chew, yawn and other similar activities.  When problems arise surrounding this joint it can cause these activities to become extremely painful. What Causes TMJ Disorders It isn’t clear what causes TMJ disorders, but […]
August 11, 2015

Treatment Options for TMJ

The joint that keeps your jaw hinged to your skull is your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. This joint gets a lot of use during one’s lifetime, and it can end up causing pain if that joint is not lined up just right during use. Pain in your TMJ can be the symptom of a much bigger problem, and it can […]
July 8, 2015

TMJ in Children

TMJ disorders affect the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull.  This can cause soreness and tightness in the jaw that can make chewing, smiling and even breathing painful and difficult.  The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, can cause pain in the jaw and face as well as the head and neck.  This can also cause popping or clicking […]
June 9, 2015

The Basic Facts about TMJ

TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint syndrome, is a disorder caused by injury to the joint that connects your jaw to your skull.  This joint is located in front of each ear and allows you to talk and chew.  This disorder targets the muscles and nerves of the joint and can cause pain while chewing as well as a clicking […]
August 31, 2014

What are TMJ Disorders?

TMJ Disorders, medically referred to as temporomandibular joint disorders, generalize the problems that affect the jaw joint. These problems may range from jaw pain to altered jaw joint movements. The jaw joint is located very close to and in front of the ear canal, and it links the jaw bone to the skull, close to the temple. There are several […]
May 27, 2014

What Causes TMJ?

If you suffer from TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, it is important to get to the root of the problem. Understanding why you experience pain or discomfort is important, so that you can address the problem, rather than treating the symptoms. Symptoms can range from chronic pain or clicking noises when you move your mouth, to headaches or chronic earaches. […]
December 21, 2013

Chewing Gum Causing Headaches?

It seems crazy – chewing too much gum can cause severe headaches. But research carried out at Tel Aviv University, and published in Pediatric Neurology, looked at the connection between chronic headaches and teen gum chewing habits. Thirty teenagers were grouped according to how much time they spent chewing gum each day. All of the groups were asked to completely stop […]
August 28, 2012

Chewing Sugarless Gum Great for Teeth

Remember when chewing gum was bad for you? Not anymore! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the American Dental Association have endorsed the use of chewing gums containing xylitol and sorbitol.  New research shows that the use of such chewing gum can have a positive effect on the reduction of dental plaque. Researcher Rosalien Keukenmeester from the Department […]
October 11, 2011

Cellphones, Tinnitus and Your Jaw

Living with your cellphone glued to your ear has now been linked to tinnitus. No, the ringing you may hear is not another call coming in but is a persistent noise or buzzing in the ears called tinnitus. Studies are now showing that people who have been using cellphones for at least four years for 10 minutes a day are […]
September 27, 2011

The Truth About Toothache

When a patient calls with a “toothache” the detective work begins. While the top reasons for toothache are cavities or gum disease there are other causes for oral pain. A thorough examination, including x-rays, is needed to diagnose the cause of the pain. Usually our examination will show obvious dental decay or an abscess that is the cause of the […]
August 25, 2011

The Daily Grind May Be Causing Your Headaches

This is the longest recession in modern history and almost everyone has experienced increased levels of stress. One sign of this stress that we are seeing more frequently is a condition called bruxism, or teeth grinding. Patients clench or grind their teeth, usually at night during sleep, so they don’t even realize they are doing it until a tooth breaks […]
August 6, 2011

Migraine Headaches May Reveal Dental Problem

Migraine headaches have been in the news lately and there have been many discussions about just how debilitating these headaches can be. Many migraine  sufferers never discover the reason they get hit with these painful headaches they only know that time is lost from work, family and relaxation. One often overlooked reason for migraine headache is tooth grinding during sleep. […]