added on: September 28, 2021

Any injury that requires an “emergency” visit is traumatic. When it comes to having a tooth “knocked out,” it can be an emotionally complex experience. Dental “avulsion” is when a tooth has been knocked completely out, even if it is hanging by tooth root tissues. Typically, these injuries cause excessive… Read More…


added on: September 13, 2021

With the resumption of the school year, Macomb and Oakland County residents are settling back into a routine. The school year and its schedule tends to keep adults within a set timeframe, which helps to make us more organized and focused. Thinking back a year ago, one of the “negatives”… Read More…


added on: August 30, 2021

Although our ‘public’ smiles are temporarily concealed behind masks, the masking requirement is one that will be resolved in due time. As vaccination rates go up and boosters are readily available, we will all be able to breathe a little easier and resume the act of smiling! So, why should… Read More…


added on: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… Read More…



added on: May 12, 2021

As the 19th year the dental office of Dr. Ban Barbat has awarded the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship, three 2021 recipients have been chosen. These scholarships are awarded annually to a local high school graduate pursuing a career in the medical or dental field. Dr. Barbat is pleased to… Read More…


added on: March 16, 2021

A neighbor recently had an entry way and adjoining living area repainted. With a new coat of paint, the entire area had a significantly improved appearance. Sometimes, small changes can make a dramatic difference. In our Shelby Township dental office, we often find that is true for smile enhancement. In… Read More…


added on: March 8, 2021

In this day and age, we occasionally see ourselves on screen, perhaps while “face timing” or in a zoom session. If you’re like me, you may be surprised at the lines, sags and spots that this reveals! Although the lighting and detail of most phone and computer reflections are rarely… Read More…


added on: February 4, 2021

A beautiful smile is always an asset, at any age. To project a positive, more-youthful image, whitening teeth is one of the most affordable ways to get closer to the smile that’s a compliment to every individual. Teeth whitening is popular for many reasons in addition to appearance. A whiter… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2020

For people who are familiar with the term “TMJ,” most think of it as a problematic condition of the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, get quite the workout all day, every day. They are what connect your lower… Read More…


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