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 26, 2013

Cleaning Your Teeth With Braces

If you wear braces you know that you are going to have a beautiful straight smile at the end of the process. But how can you keep your smile clean and healthy while you are wearing braces? Brackets, wires, rubber bands and other appliances can attract food and plaque which needs to be carefully cleaned away. If you are wearing […]
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 […]
September 13, 2012

Arthritis and Gum Disease

Let’s add one more condition that has been linked to oral bacteria related to gum disease – rheumatoid arthritis. This is not the more common osteo arthritis caused by wear-and-tear as we age. RA is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning it is caused when the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues – at this time there is no clear […]
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 […]
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 28, 2012

Sour Or Sweet – Which Is Worse For Teeth?

If you ask most people what they should avoid eating to prevent tooth decay they will answer “sugar”. Candy and sugary drinks are not the worst thing you can consume when it comes to your smile – sour flavored candy and drinks are even worse. These acidic foods erode tooth enamel and soften teeth. “Citric acid is the worst acid […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 12, 2011

College Kids Need the Dentist Too

Classes are winding down at colleges and universities all over the country. If you’ve got a child in college they will soon be home for the summer. While most students joke about the “Freshman 15” weight gain that can occur when they leave home and indulge all their unhealthy eating choices, at the office we typically see “Freshman Cavities”. Students […]
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 […]
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 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 […]