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, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests.

    Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation -- called prostatitis.

    The ...Full Article

  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    While saliva is your body’s natural protective mechanism when it comes to your teeth, it still needs help because of the amount of sugary and acidic drinks and foods that pass through the mouth. Brushing regularly with toothpaste and flossing every day is absolutely necessary. But not all oral health i...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Saliva production protects our mouths by bathing the teeth with invader-fighting antibodies and by keeping our mouth pH neutral. At a low or acidic pH, teeth demineralize and bad bacteria that cause gum inflammation thrive.

    The natural pH level of one’s saliva hovers right on neutral in the range...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Our bodies produce around two to four pints of saliva every day, the least of which is produced at night (hello, morning breath!). When our mouths are dry, the soft tissues like gums, cheeks and tongue become swollen and uncomfortable. In addition, germs aren’t regularly washed out of our mouths...Read More
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    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has decreased its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in a half-century, to prevent staining of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride.

    The optimal fluoride level in drinking water to pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid.

    While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, experts say the link des...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests.

    The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, di...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beavers don't need to brush or floss because the presence of iron in their tooth enamel gives them superior protection against tooth decay, researchers report.

    Beavers' enamel is harder and more resistant to acid than regular enamel, including ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthodontics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your gums plays an important role in protecting your teeth.

    Gum disease and tooth decay cause about 90 percent of tooth loss, the American Dental Association says.

    "The good news is that gum disease is largely preventable thr...Full Article

  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Flexing happens when decay in or under an old restoration (or filling) eats away at the tooth, destabilizing the tooth, unsupported, and thus, flexing it. And when the tooth flexes, it sends an impulse back to the nerve, and then to the brain, communicating pain.
    • WORRY LEVEL: Moderate. This condition
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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    As soon as you see your new whiter teeth, you'll be hit with what I call "The WOW" experience. Your teeth will now have become as many as 12 shades whiter, so you won't be able to stop checking them out in the mirror. You'll feel like a new person. It is a great high.

    But, within a few days, you'll...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics Nursing:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says.

    The findings suggest that total tooth loss could p...Full Article

  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    You should avoid teeth whitening:
    • When you're pregnant: Research has shown that whitening teeth could possibly harm a fetus.
    • When you're breastfeeding: There's been no conclusive evidence that's proven whitening to be dangerous when nursing, but there's been no conclusive evidence saying that i
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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    Call your dentist and ask him to explain to you what goes on during a child’s first appointment, so you can then prepare your child for what to expect.  Also, be sure to bring your child’s medical history with you to the appointment.

    Instead of instilling fear in your child about the dentist, get him...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    The following are advancements in teeth whitening technology:
    • A time-released gel that contains six percent hydrogen peroxide when applied, but increases to ten percent over the course of five to ten minutes -- cutting the time one has to keep the agent on his or her teeth significantly.
    • Technicians
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