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 - Dentistry
    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 - Dentistry
    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
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentistry
    Morning sickness, a common side effect of pregnancy, exposes the oral cavity to higher levels of gastric acid. This constant exposure to higher levels of acidity causes erosion of the dental enamel and consequently, increased sensitivity. Therefore, pregnant women are advised to avoid brushing their teeth...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentistry
    The most effective ways to tame bad breath are:
    • Have your teeth professionally cleaned at least three times a year.
    • Floss every day.
    • Brush at least twice a day.
    • Brush and scrape your tongue frequently.
    • Try an antibacterial gel.
    • Use an alcohol-free mouthwash once a day.
    • Use anti-bacterial
    ...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentistry
    With each decade that we age, our teeth can get up to one to two shades darker. The color pigments inside teeth become more prominent as the dentin structure below the enamel grows. Consider the enamel to be like translucent glass, with the dentin structure shining through underneath, giving us our...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentistry
    Various teeth-whitening options are available in the market today. Professional whitening procedures provide the most efficacious results, especially when followed up by an at-home regimen to stabilize the whitening. For those who don’t have the extra money to spend on professional treatments, there...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentistry
    Unfortunately, only 22-34% of pregnant women visit their dentist. Ironically, a shocking 60-75% of pregnant women have gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Gingivitis is caused by the accumulation of plaque, a sticky biofilm of bacteria, which covers the gums. During gestation, women experience a rise...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unsure about the best way to brush your teeth, you're unlikely to get much help from experts.

    Dental associations and toothpaste and toothbrush companies don't agree on the most effective method to brush teeth, and their advice is "unac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters' teeth, a new study reports.

    "Our research has shown that permanent damage to the tooth enamel will occur within the first ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A low-power laser can trigger stem cells in the body to repair teeth in mice, researchers report.

    The laser prompted dental stem cells to form dentin, the hard material that is similar to bone and provides most of a tooth's structure.

    Th...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    Specifically, the task force suggested Monday that primary care ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

    Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering an ancient practice cal...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

    To help prevent cavities, parents should use a smear (an amount about the size of a gra...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having dental insurance doesn't mean people will actually take care of their teeth, a new study indicates.

    The findings suggest patient outreach and education are needed to ensure that people understand the importance of good dental health and t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article