added on: September 20, 2022

I remember a time when, by your senior year in high school, it was assumed that teens would have their wisdom teeth removed. Now as a dentist, we believe that evaluation of wisdom teeth removal should be made on a case by case basis. In our Shelby Township dental office,… Read More…


added on: June 27, 2022

For decades, it has been known that using tobacco products is seriously harmful to overall health. Smokers (of any form) are highly susceptible to having a dry mouth. Without a sufficient flow of saliva, bacteria in the mouth breed at a much faster rate. In addition to high risks for… Read More…


added on: February 8, 2022

After primary teeth (or “baby teeth”) are replaced by permanent teeth, we know that those are the teeth we will live with for the remainder of our lives. Over the course of many lifetimes, however, accidents, injury and decay can lead to losing a tooth. Losing one or two permanent… Read More…



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 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: 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 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…


added on: September 20, 2021

In September 2020, the New York Post ran an article addressing the statistics of adults in the U.S. who are not drinking enough water during the day.  https://nypost.com/2020/09/03/most-adults-dont-drink-enough-water-every-day-do-you/ More than half of adults in the United States don’t drink enough water, according to a poll of 2,000 people. Just 22… Read More…


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