Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD

Bio

As a renowned dentist and prosthodontist in practice for nearly 30 years, Dr. Levine, a Sharecare expert, offers a comprehensive approach to dental health, intersecting beauty with function. Dr. Levine is a visionary product inventor, clinical researcher and published author. Holding three patents and 12 patents pending in oral care, Dr. Levine is responsible for modernizing the way people whiten their teeth. Dr. Levine is an Associate Professor at the NYU School of Dentistry and is as committed to advances in the medical field as he is to his patients at his Upper East Side practice.

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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    An option for a missing a tooth is the single tooth implant or multiple implants. Implant work is a very exact science usually performed by an oral surgeon, periodontist or a prosthodontist.

    First, the dental team assesses whether you're a good candidate for an implant by examining the quantity...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Roughly 43,200 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer every year, and more than 8,000 people die from these diseases annually. If you do the math, that means at least one person per hour will die from oral cancer. This is one of the only cancers where the survival rates have not s...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Triclosan is a synthetic, broad-spectrum antibacterial chemical used in a wide range of everyday products, including some detergents, deodorants, toothpastes, mouthwashes, plastics, textiles, baby toys and more. In a world where the crusade against germs has become an almost-unavoidable part of e...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Oral cancer is about twice as common in men as in women. According to research, 75% of oral cancer cases are linked to alcohol and tobacco use, making lifestyle choices chief among essential preventive measures. Oral cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) transmitted via oral sex is on the rise,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.

    The study included 524 men and women, average age about 88, who were followed for three years. During that time, there were 28 hospi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices.

    The changes would fall under the Clean Water Act and would lessen the amount of de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Researchers found young pregnant ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dentistry:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can damage your teeth, and avoiding them can help to protect your smile.

    The American Dental Association says foods that can damage teeth include:

    • Hard candies, because of the sugar content and because they can break a tooth.
    • Caffeinat
    ...Full Article
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    The human body synthesizes vitamin D through exposure to the ultraviolet B (UVB) rays of the sun. One of the main functions of vitamin D is to promote the absorption of calcium, the most prominent mineral in the body and one that is essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones throughout the...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    The safe upper limit for vitamin D is 1,000 to 1,500 international units (IU) per day for infants. For children aged one to eight years, the safe upper limit is 2,500 to 3,000 IU/day, and 4,000 IU/day for children nine years and older, adults and pregnant and lactating teens and women. Excessive...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests.

    New York University researchers found that parents with w...Full Article

  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Safe and effective teeth whitening is determined by how much time the whitening gel is in contact with the teeth in concert with  the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in the gel. A higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide requires a shorter contact time, but must be administered under the supe...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Cavities are caused by plaque.  Plaque causes decay and decay creates a hole in the tooth, which explains why they are called cavities. Whether the decay is new or buried under an old restoration, it needs to be removed, which is done with a dentist’s drill. The most common sites for decay occur in the...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Whitening strips used to whiten teeth revolutionized the industry, as researchers figured out how to impregnate hydrogen peroxide on a polyethylene strip that the user places directly on the teeth. This product has existed in several iterations over the years. The various types of strips have differed in terms...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Plaque is a smile’s number one enemy. If plaque isn't diligently brushed or flossed away, it can cause everything from enamel breakdown to gingivitis and periodontal disease.

    Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that covers teeth. After you eat, the bacteria release acids that attack tooth enamel....Read More