added on: January 30, 2023

For adults who are missing all upper and/or lower teeth, it can be embarrassing and frustrating. Loose-fitting dentures not only require constant attention, they can limit eating and speaking with confidence. With conventional dentures, the bone mass of the jaw deteriorates over time, leading to ill-fitting dentures and denture sores…. Read More…



added on: January 17, 2023

Researchers continually reveal astounding new findings about the secrets of the human brain. This organ is essentially the master control center of the entire body. It sends out signals of pain, regulates feelings of hunger and fullness, triggers states of sleepiness and fatigue, and so much more. Unlike what was… Read More…


added on: December 27, 2022

Like many dentists, the reason I chose this as my career was because of childhood experiences. (View my story at: DrBarbatShares). Fortunately, my dentist was kind, gentle and patient. This helped me to form a positive impression of dentistry. It also reinforced how these visits help to keep teeth healthy… Read More…


added on: December 12, 2022

“It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.” – Andrew Wyeth I love this quote. It is a well-stated, yet simple, example of maintaining a sense of balance in our lives. As a neuromuscular dentist (one of the few in Macomb… Read More…



added on: November 7, 2022

A concerning article* was recently shared by NPR** in October (written by The Associated Press). As a neuromuscular dentist who treats a number of sleep apnea patients through oral appliance therapy, it provides an update on an issue I’ve been tracking for quite some time. First, let me address the… Read More…


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: August 22, 2022

The good thing about having online access is in how we can gain immediate access to any service, product, resource and in-depth topics. Most search engines (Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go, etc.) can scale down search terms so pages 1-3 show the most pertinent within the geographical and demographic parameters…. Read More…


added on: July 25, 2022

Baby Boomers is a term used to describe a population surge of those who were born post-WW II between the years 1946 – 1964. Starting in 2030, all “boomers” will be older than 65, making up 21 percent of the population (up from 15 percent at present). This gives the… Read More…


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