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Gahanna Dentist Mark Levy, DDS

Phone 614-476-6696 

email drlevy@stoneridgedentalcare.com

website http://stoneridgedentalcare.com/

Dr. Mark Levy is the co-founder of StoneRidge Dental Care. He is the proud father of two children and married to Cynthia, the manager of StoneRidge Dental Care. Dr. Levy is an avid jazz fan, and enjoys reading and golf. That is when he can actually hit the ball! When he is relaxing, he frequently reads about the latest dental technologies and has developed a keen interest in TMJ treatment as well as Sleep Apnea therapy.

Mark Levy – Training & Associations

Dr. Levy has received most of his advanced training at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and remains one of a handful of Central Ohio dentists with years of experience in Neuromuscular Dentistry. He has completed extensive cosmetic training at LVI and is especially sensitive to the blend of beauty and function. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and a member of the IACA, AADSM, ICCMO.

Monday
Oct072013

How Dentists Treat Headaches, With Dr. Mark Levy, Columbus, Ohio

Unfortunately, headaches are rarely considered a dental problem, as doctors will rarely think of a dental source as the problem when in reality, up to 85% of the time it is.  Often, what people perceive as migraines are bite-related.

Patients usually come to see Dr. Mark Levy, dentist in Columbus, Ohio, after they've been to a neurologist and after they've exhausted all other options and are not getting any relief.  Most neurologists treat the symptoms with medication and more often than not, it's a bite problem, says Dr. Levy.

After receiving muscle testing and observing EMG's, or muscle activity, Dr. Levy will make a removable orthotic for the patient to wear pretty much all day and certainly at night.  A large percentage will end up only wearing the orthotic at night and some can even wean themselves off enough to wear it only when they feel a headache coming on.

Dr. Levy says that another treatment option is available for patients with worn-down teeth.  When he fixes the teeth, he does so at the position he's determined that will eliminate the headaches.  Additionally, orthodontic treatment may be available for some, as long as the position of the teeth is pre-determined.

Dr. Mark Levy is a dentist in Columbus, Ohio and is a sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep disorder breathing video content.

Wednesday
Aug282013

Botox in Dental Office, with Dr. Mark Levy, Dentist in Columbus, Ohio

Receiving botox injections from a dentist is often a more convenient option for patients, as they can often get into their dentist's office quicker than a plastic surgeon or dermatologist.  Dr. Mark Levy, a dentist who sees patients in Columbus, Ohio, will do botox on patients every six months when they're in for their cleaning.

Botox is also used very frequently to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and headaches and more often than not, Dr. Levy says that insurance will cover botox under these circumstances.  The majority of headaches come from muscle spasms and just as botox will take care of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles, it does the same thing with muscle spasms causing headaches.

Dr. Mark Levy is a dentist in Columbus, Ohio and is a sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep disorder breathing video content.

Wednesday
Aug282013

Face Lift Dentures, with Dr. Mark Levy, Dentist in Columbus, Ohio

 

Face lift dentures is a technique to fit not just the gums but the face and involves getting the muscles relaxed so the patients get a more comfortable bite, says Dr. Mark Levy, dentist in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Levy says that it also involves restoring the natural dimensions of the face.

When people get dentures, the bone under the dentures slowly wears away, so the face looks more compressed, shorter and fatter, says Dr. Levy, adding that people ultimately have dentures that don't work well and have difficulty chewing.

Face lift dentures uses a technique called neuromuscular dentistry where a dentist takes into account the way the nerves and muscles work and put patients back to where they were or in a better position, Dr. Levy says.

The name comes from the fact that people feel like they've had a face lift, as they are wearing more natural-looking dentures.  These dentures aren't anchored but instead, take advantage of the muscles in the face and tongue to get the bite into the right position.  Dr. Levy says that the next step would be implants, if a patient wanted, with either two large or four mini implants.

A face lift denture matches a patient's smile line and Dr. Levy makes the denture look more natural and even slightly off, to look like real teeth.

Dr. Mark Levy's dental practice treats patients in both Columbus, Ohio.  For more information on his practice, click here.  Dr. Levy is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep disorder video content.

Wednesday
Aug282013

Cosmetic Dentistry and Prepless Veneers, with Dr. Mark Levy, Dentist in Columbus, Ohio

A few years back, Dr. Mark Levy starting using prepless veneers on his patients seeking out cosmetic dentistry.  Practicing in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Levy prefers the prepless veneers over Lumineers, as they're not as thick and look more natural.

Prepless veneers are very thin, require no drilling and are quick and easy to put on.  In fact, it was a life changing event for his son after Dr. Levy put prepless veneers on him.  Dr. Levy believes that good prepless veneers have about 3 colors per tooth, to look like natural teeth.  However, this cosmetic option is not for everyone, as he says the bite has to be just right and the teeth have to be in proper position.

The cost of prepless veneers is less than conventional veneers and a lot of the cost comes from the lab, as they do the bulk of the work over the dentist.

Dr. Mark Levy is a dentist in Columbus, Ohio and is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep disorder breathing video content.

Wednesday
Aug282013

Oral Sleep Appliances, with Dr. Mark Levy, Dentist in Columbus, Ohio

 

Some doctors don't recommend oral sleep appliances to treat sleep apnea because historically, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices were used first and doctors aren't trained to do anything else than diagnose and treat with CPAP's, says Dr. Mark Levy, dentist in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Levy says that up to 75% of CPAP's aren't used after they're prescribed, so due to the low compliance level, he believes there needs to be a viable option.  Statistically, oral sleep appliances are effective with mild to moderate sleep apnea and a few years back, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which is a physician's association, said that for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, they should use an oral sleep appliance.

By definition, any dentist can prescribe an oral appliance which is not complicated to do but "complicated to do it right," says Dr. Levy, as there are over 100 different kinds from which to choose.

Dr. Levy had been doing TMJ treatments for over 15 years and determined early on that there had to be something in addition to solve the puzzle.  He realized there was a strong relationship with patients who have TMJ and sleep apnea problems.

"As the population ages and gains weight, the odds of getting sleep apnea is skyrocketing," says Dr. Levy.

Dr. Mark Levy is a dentist in Columbus, Ohio and is a sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand sleep disorder breathing video content.