added on: December 4, 2019

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. Snoring is typically associated with obstructive sleep apnea and often a precursor. Although… Read More…


added on: November 26, 2019

“I wish I’d done this years ago!” “This is the best investment I’ve ever made!” “I feel like a new me!” These are comments heard from patients in our Shelby Township dental office rather often. When people decide they’re ready to improve the appearance of their smile, or replace missing… Read More…


added on: November 20, 2019

Accidents happen. But, when they involve front teeth — your “smiling” teeth, an accident (or injury) can leave people with a lifelong ordeal. While cuts, bruises and broken bones heal, permanent teeth that are “knocked out” don’t. Lost teeth are truly a loss. Upper teeth that are most visible in… Read More…


added on: November 12, 2019

Could psoriasis lead to gum disease? Could gum disease lead to psoriasis? While research has linked oral health to many diseases and conditions in the body, the psoriasis-gum disease connection seems to be one garnering much attention from researchers. And, rightly so. A growing list of other diseases, such as… Read More…


added on: October 31, 2019

Smiles of babies and toddlers are all beautiful. Adult smiles, however, are not always described as such. Actually, very few people feel their smile is “beautiful”. As adults age, crowding can lead to a smile of crooked or “jumbled” teeth. The aging process can also result in the discoloration of… Read More…


added on: October 28, 2019

For all patients, our top goal is to help each achieve good oral health. This allows the patient, regardless of age, to experience minimal problems, greatly reducing the time and expenses needed for future dental repairs. It also allows patients to enjoy fresher breath, healthier teeth, and teeth that can… Read More…


added on: October 9, 2019

For a number of reasons, adults occasionally lose teeth. Some more than others. Although the expectation in the U.S. is that it’s normal to lose teeth as we age, it certainly shouldn’t be. Through proper oral hygiene at home, regular dental visits, a healthy diet, and keeping the mouth moist,… Read More…


added on: October 1, 2019

Although you may not associate a Macomb County dental office with helping you get a better night’s sleep, the two are definitely interconnected. The shape of your mouth and position of your jaws have much to do with efficient oxygen intake, especially during sleep while in a reclined position. Breathing… Read More…


added on: September 25, 2019

Serving patients throughout Macomb County, Oakland County, and beyond, the Shelby Township dental office of Ban R. Barbat, DDS is known for offering advanced dentistry for all ages. To minimize treatment time, speed healing, and optimize treatment outcomes, Dr. Barbat and her team utilize some of the most advanced techniques… Read More…


added on: September 19, 2019

“We don’t know what we don’t know.” You’ve probably heard that before. For me, I know nothing about electrical wirings, which is why I rely on a qualified electrician to hang a new light fixture in my home or add more voltage to an outlet. Every once in a while… Read More…


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