added on: May 19, 2020

Due to decay, accidents or periodontal (gum) disease, a sizable percentage of adults are missing natural teeth. According to the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, adults over the age of 65 have less than 19 natural teeth remaining with more than 27 percent having no remaining natural teeth…. Read More…


added on: April 14, 2020

For many individuals who wish to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants have become the leading preference in restoring biting and chewing strength and stability. Dental implants also help to prevent bone shrinkage that occurs when natural tooth roots are no longer present in the jaw bone. Our… Read More…


added on: February 10, 2020

I remember when some people switched to Tab cola, one of the nation’s first “diet” sodas. This beverage gained almost immediate popularity. That is, until a study on the sweetener saccharin hit the media with claims that lab rats fed saccharin (the sweetening ingredient) had higher risks for developing cancer…. 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: November 26, 2019

“I wish I’d done this years ago!” “This is the best investment I’ve ever made!” “I feel like a new me!” These are comments heard from patients in our Shelby Township dental office rather often. When people decide they’re ready to improve the appearance of their smile, or replace missing… Read More…


added on: November 20, 2019

Accidents happen. But, when they involve front teeth — your “smiling” teeth, an accident (or injury) can leave people with a lifelong ordeal. While cuts, bruises and broken bones heal, permanent teeth that are “knocked out” don’t. Lost teeth are truly a loss. Upper teeth that are most visible in… Read More…


added on: October 9, 2019

For a number of reasons, adults occasionally lose teeth. Some more than others. Although the expectation in the U.S. is that it’s normal to lose teeth as we age, it certainly shouldn’t be. Through proper oral hygiene at home, regular dental visits, a healthy diet, and keeping the mouth moist,… 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…


added on: September 9, 2019

There are many reasons that dental implants have become the preferred choice for replacing natural teeth: 1). Dental implants restore one’s natural ability to bite and chew comfortably. 2). Dental implants allow people to eat a healthy diet of foods, chewing thoroughly to support good digestion. 3). Dental implants enhance… Read More…


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