added on: April 20, 2022

We don’t know what we don’t know. I learned this early on many times. For example, for years I thought I was cooking the “right” foods for my family. Then, I learned that the apples I was buying were laden with pesticides and the chicken was full of antibiotics.  In… 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…


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