added on: October 15, 2018

Ever said, “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank with something dreaded).”? Perhaps root canals of yesteryear were deserving of this reputation. However, modern root canals are performed in less time than procedures of the past and with optimal comfort. Root canals are important since they… Read More…


added on: September 4, 2018

A new school year has begun. With that, we often see a bit of an uptick in the number of mishaps when it comes to our patients’ smiles. When school aged children and adolescents resume contact sports and adults recommit to their “normal” routines of exercise, the frequency of broken… Read More…



added on: May 30, 2018

Is there anything more precious than the smiles of our children? As a dentist, I have a particular appreciation of the health and appearance advantages that children have with good oral habits and regular dental care. Yet, as a Mom, I know how fabulously wonderful those smiles make us, as… Read More…


added on: April 10, 2018

I have a friend who battled depression for several years. She told me that, most days, she just wanted to “crawl into a hole.” However, what she shared as a frustrating part of having depression were well-meaning friends and relatives who would advise her, “You just need to get out… Read More…


added on: March 13, 2018

Whenever possible, we try to help patients save a natural tooth. This is why we recommend crowns or inlays (or onlays), which help protect a tooth’s structure. However, there are times when removing a tooth is necessary. For example, if a tooth breaks below the gum line (often due to… Read More…


added on: December 12, 2017

It’s human nature to want to delay things that aren’t easy, pleasurable or seemingly high priority. Tending to dental needs is often an easy one to delay since, as is all too common to assume, “if it doesn’t hurt, then nothing is wrong.” This assumption is what allows small problems… Read More…


added on: August 16, 2017

In about anything these days, what defines ‘quality’ and enhances longevity begins with the material — from clothing to tires to furniture and on and on, your investment in the very best pays off by giving the results you most desire. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the materials used… Read More…


added on: July 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce a recent addition to our team! Dr. Jessica Delgado, a specialist in Orthodontics, is now available for patients who want an attractive smile and a properly-aligned bite. To meet with Dr. Delgado personally, call 586-739-2155 to request a free, no obligation consultation. Also, visit: https://www.banrbarbatdds.com/meet-dr-delgado.php… Read More…


added on: June 1, 2017

Fear of dentistry is a common problem, maybe more than most people realize. Some surveys estimate that, worldwide, anywhere from 13% to 24% people struggle with it. In the U.S., an estimated 75% of adults have some level of fear associated with dental visits. Of those, 5 – 10% can… Read More…


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