added on: January 12, 2022

Children mimic their parents in many ways. As a parent myself, I quickly learned this with my young son in the car after I mumbled how another driver was an “Idiot”. He reminded me that “that word” was a no-no in his pre-school. I remember apologizing while worrying that he… Read More…


added on: December 27, 2021

Fact vs. fiction. That’s an issue we all have to deal with these days, especially when hearsay and online inaccuracies can often sway decisions, some being very important decisions. In our Shelby Township dental office, this is always a concern when a patient is contemplating a decision as important as… Read More…


added on: December 17, 2021

Think about the trash can in a kitchen. When the garbage is left too long, it begins to stink. This odor is coming from its rotting contents, which are being saturated with bacteria. So, when the styrofoam and plastic package that chicken came in is tossed in the trash and… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2021

At times, stress or travel can impact our ability to get a good night’s sleep and feel rested and alert the next day. However, the quest for a consistently good quality of sleep is getting harder for American adults to come by. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA):… Read More…



added on: November 11, 2021

“I have always been afraid of the dentist because of childhood experiences. Almost 10 years ago I found Dr. Ban Barbat’s office and all those bad experiences are gone. Everyone is so friendly and cares. The office has worked with me all the time over the past 10 years, without… Read More…


added on: November 3, 2021

For many reasons, oral health has been acknowledged as an essential part of general health. Some factors can make people more susceptible to oral disease, including genetics. For example, genetic makeup can dictate the levels of certain bacteria in the mouth. Some of these bacteria create a higher risk for… Read More…


added on: October 27, 2021

We see a number of patients for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, known as TMD. In the general public, this is commonly referred to as “TMJ”, although TMJ is an abbreviation for the jaw joints. The “disorder” part comes in to play when the joints are frequently strained, which can result in… Read More…


added on: October 18, 2021

It’s nearly impossible to walk through a store in October and not see gigantic bags of Halloween candy for sale. Even Home Depot has a display. As Mom to two sons, I understand the dilemma that parents have today in helping kids to manage their sugar intake without having them… Read More…


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