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
    Rubber tips are great for toning the soft tissue of the gums, especially the ones in the upper front that need to be massaged to create tight, healthy gums. Rubber tips are also great tools for splinted teeth, since the rubber acts as a squeegee, removing plaque and massaging the soft tissue. These should...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    The dentin lies just beneath the enamel, and is the largest part of the tooth. Its bone-like substance is comprised of minerals, water and protein (while enamel is almost all mineral, enamel is about half mineral, half organic). What’s more important to know is that your tooth’s color comes from...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    If you tend to have oral nuisances, try keeping a food journal, if only for few days. Jot down everything you eat, then add up the acids and compare them to the alkalinizing. Afterwards, check out your mouth to see if your gums are indicative of your diet. If you are diligent about your record keeping,...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Things to check when you are undergoing any dental procedure:
    • If you're having a crown done, ask for a mirror so you can check to see whether the tooth being worked on looks just like its neighbor. Is it natural looking and is the gum around it healthy?
    • There should be no blackness at the gum
    ...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Things to check when you are undergoing any dental procedure:
    • If you're having a crown done, ask for a mirror so you can check to see whether the tooth being worked on looks just like its neighbor. Is it natural looking and is the gum around it healthy?
    • There should be no blackness at the gum
    ...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    The disadvantages of porcelain veneers are:
    • Considerably longer time commitment during the application period.
    • Veneers are more difficult to repair.
    • Veneers can be quite costly.
    • Veneers irreversibly change the size of your tooth.
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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Veneers are right for you if:
    • You're changing tooth position, tooth size and they're currently a very difficult color to alter.
    • You're really unhappy with the size of your teeth, the position of the teeth or the dark color of them.
    • Your teeth are noticeably small or thin, and/or noticeably
    ...Read More
  • 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