added on: December 4, 2018

Although it’s a little early to be thinking about resolutions for the new year, we wanted to add to your incentive in case one of yours could be to “kick the habit.” According to a December 2017 article in CNN, giving up smoking is one of the top ten resolutions… Read More…


added on: November 19, 2018

At our Shelby Township dental office, our entire team is committed to help patients be fully informed consumers. This is one reason our patients know they can trust us. We strive to carefully explain each situation that requires treatment. We then help the patient to understand the advantages as well… Read More…


added on: November 12, 2018

Tooth loss has many frustrations. When lost teeth are replaced by dentures or partial dentures, many people are surprised to learn that they can cause these frustrations to worsen over time. Dentures can contribute to discomfort, reduced confidence, decreased ability to chew and enjoy foods, embarrassment and a daily inconvenience…. Read More…


added on: July 2, 2018

Tooth loss among American adults is fairly common. Although the risk for tooth loss increases with age, it is still a common occurrence in nearly every age group. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that 7 percent of people in the United States have lost at least… Read More…


added on: February 5, 2018

“If I could turn back the hands of time, I’d have taken much better care of my teeth.” This is a statement I hear often from patients who have worn a full or partial denture for years. While preventing decay and gum disease generally takes mere minutes a day, the… Read More…


added on: January 23, 2018

Balance is an important aspect of proper function. It is just as important to have balance in all four legs of a table as it is to have the wheels of a vehicle in proper alignment. Your teeth need proper alignment as well. Each tooth is dependent on those on… Read More…


added on: January 4, 2018

Occasionally, I see a commercial on television that promote ‘centers’ that provide dental implants. They mention how all treatment is available in one location, although that’s something we’ve provided for may years. So, just what is different about these centers? What concerns me when an adult consults with these facilities… Read More…


added on: January 2, 2018

Imagine a house sitting on a foundation that is cracked and rotten. Eventually, the entire structure would suffer. Your smile is like that, too. The foundation of teeth? Your gums! The gums cover arched protrusions from the upper and lower jaws. These arches, or ‘ridges,’ are what support natural tooth… Read More…


added on: December 6, 2017

No one wants to have a natural tooth removed. However, there is often a misconception when it comes to replacing a tooth. Although you can recreate the presence of a tooth, the absence of tooth roots below the gum line set into motion an often-unfamiliar sequence of events. When it… Read More…


added on: November 21, 2017

A denture wearer for 55 years, E.P., now a patient of Dr. Ban Barbat, has finally resolved years of pain and migraines. “I’ve suffered with TMJ problems my entire adult life,” she states. “I was in constant pain.” With each new denture, E.P., now in her mid-70’s, found it would… Read More…


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