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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  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    How should I brush my baby's teeth?

    Healthy first teeth also contribute to proper alignment of the jawbones and eventual bite. As soon as that first baby tooth appears, a child’s teeth (or tooth) must be brushed twice a day. In the beginning, you can wrap a piece of gauze around your finger and rub it across the teeth; no toothpaste is...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    What are the health benefits of coenzyme Q10?

    Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) has been lauded for its powers in increasing the body's resistance to disease. In cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra's book "The Coenzyme Q10 Phenomenon", he writes "It is my belief that the Coenzyme Q10 not only improves the quality of life with patients with diseases, but also saves...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    What questions should I ask before choosing a dentist?

    Before choosing a dentist, call their offices and conduct a phone interview with each one. The first checkpoint for clearance is dependent on the answers they give you. Without exception, ask the following:
    • “Does he work with different specialists?” If his receptionist replies, “Oh, he’s extremely
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  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    How do I find a good dentist?

    When it comes to your smile, that part of your body that wins friends and influences people, you don’t want to offer it up to just any dentist. Whether you have recently moved and are not familiar with dentists in the area or are not completely satisfied with the care you are currently receiving,...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    How are cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic dentistry related?

    Cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic dentistry definitely go hand in hand. The nasal labial folds and the chin can recede as we get older, and part of it is due to the recession of the teeth, the gums and the bone. I always tell my patients that part of the cosmetic unit of the mouth is building the teeth. You...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    How can I get a list of alkaline and acid foods?

    Here is a list of alkaline foods:
    • Fruits: most fruits are alkalinizing: apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, cherries, oranges, grapes, peaches, pears, pineapples, strawberries
    • Veggies: beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, eggplant, garlic, green beans, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peppers,
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  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    What causes bad breath (halitosis)?

    While it remains a mystery why some of us have worse breath than others, there are factors that can exacerbate the condition even more. And some are more obvious than others.

    • Thick saliva: The thicker your saliva, the less oxygen it contains. The less oxygen it contains, the less fresh your mouth
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  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    What is juvenile periodontitis?

    As its name suggests, juvenile periodontitis affects young people, specifically those who have a virulent type of bacteria that's hard to stop and treat successfully. In many cases, these patients can lose their first molars and front teeth if aggressive periodontal therapy isn't performed. Fortu...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    What is enameloplasty?

    Sometimes a tooth simply needs to be shortened or slightly reshaped to bring it back into proportion with the rest of the smile. In these cases, it can be accomplished with a very conservative technique called enameloplasty, which is often used in concert with whitening and/or bonding. As you can probably...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    Who should use an electric toothbrush?

    If dentists ruled the world, everyone would own an ultrasonic toothbrush. It gives you a professional clean feeling, right in your own bathroom. The plaque is brushed off the surface of the teeth with just the right amount of aggression, and the day's extrinsic stains get brushed off as well.

    Th...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    What is a prosthodontist?

    A prosthodontist is a dentist who went for post-graduate training in the form and function of the mouth. The prosthodontist is specially trained in aesthetics and function of the mouth. If you’re contemplating restorative dentistry, changing old fillings, sensitivities in the mouth, the super-res...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    How long will I have to wear braces?

    While this period varies greatly according to individual need, but the average amount of time orthodontics are worn is about a year. Once the series is done, your orthodontist may give you a positioner, which is a classic retainer, or another aligner similar to the ones you wore during treatment....Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    Can I get enough vitamin D through exposure to sunlight?

    Our body’s ability to absorb vitamin D through synthesis of sunlight is geographically and seasonally dependent. For those people who live north of 40 degrees latitude (i.e., San Francisco, Denver and Philadelphia), they are unable to produce vitamin D during the winter months because the sun is...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    Why do dentists use amalgam tooth fillings?

    Growing up, most of us who had cavities had them filled with amalgams made of silver, tin, mercury, and some other trace elements like copper. While their aluminum-foil like appearance weren’t the most attractive, they were durable (many last up to 20 years). Today, even though more attractive to...Read More
  • Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD - New York, NY - Dentist

    When should I schedule my child's first dentist appointment?

    Once teeth begin to appear, you should start thinking about scheduling your child’s first dental appointment. Most dentists recommend the first visit around age three; earlier if you notice any staining or have other concerns. Read More