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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  • 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 - Dentistry
    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 - Dentistry
    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
  • Sharecare News
    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 - Dentistry
    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 - Dentistry
    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 - 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
  • Sharecare News
    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