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:

    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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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    There are several advantages of silver amalgam tooth fillings:
    • It is nearly as durable as gold fillings.
    • It can withstand chewing forces.
    • It is less expensive than both gold and composite fillings.
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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    If a tooth is traumatized, the ligament around the tooth becomes wider, increasing the mobility and causing an inflammation in its ligament space, called ligament pain. Unlike orthodontia, where the force that's applied is measured, untold, pathological force can cause bone destruction.

    Ligament...Read More
  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    A tooth is divided into three parts.
    • The root, which is the foundation of the tooth. It’s hidden below the gum line.
    • The cementum, which is the layer of bone-like tissue that covers the outer surface of the root.
    • The crown, which is the majority of the tooth and the part that’s visible.
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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    There are several disadvantages of using silver amalgam tooth fillings:
    • Many patients don’t like the look of silver in their mouths.
    • Sometimes healthy parts of the tooth need to be removed to make room for the amalgam filling.
    • It has the potential to crack and fracture more than other filling
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  • Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist
    There are several advantages of composite tooth fillings:
    • A composite is a good choice when the decay is minor. Since it’s contained within a tooth (as opposed to taking over an entire side or section of a tooth), it doesn’t encounter much force.
    • The composite is by far the most subtle restorations. Its
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