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: 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…



added on: October 26, 2020

Although we would hope our perception of others is based on inner qualities – things like kindness, ethics, honesty – it’s hard to deny that physical appearance is a factor in our initial impressions of others. If you feel drawn to attractive people more than the “average” ones, your feelings… Read More…


added on: April 1, 2020

No doubt, we’re in the midst of a stressful time. Combine the stress factors of being limited on social interactions, adjusting to working at home (many while juggling kids!), and worries over meeting financial needs, and there you have it — STRESS. Feeling stress in our lives right now is… Read More…


added on: January 20, 2020

Since your smile is one of your most prominent facial features, it makes sense that something unnatural in appearance would stand out a great deal. Over the years, though, I’ve seen a number of cosmetics-gone-wrong cases, such as in the repair of a gap between front teeth. I’ve seen where… Read More…


added on: January 6, 2020

After receiving a doctorate in general dentistry and advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, I began to look deeper into a newly-emerging specialty known as neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular Dentistry is based on the understanding that all crainio-facial structures must work harmoniously during chewing, speaking, and in resting positions. Disharmony… Read More…



added on: October 31, 2019

Smiles of babies and toddlers are all beautiful. Adult smiles, however, are not always described as such. Actually, very few people feel their smile is “beautiful”. As adults age, crowding can lead to a smile of crooked or “jumbled” teeth. The aging process can also result in the discoloration of… Read More…


added on: September 25, 2019

Serving patients throughout Macomb County, Oakland County, and beyond, the Shelby Township dental office of Ban R. Barbat, DDS is known for offering advanced dentistry for all ages. To minimize treatment time, speed healing, and optimize treatment outcomes, Dr. Barbat and her team utilize some of the most advanced techniques… Read More…


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